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J.D. Power Ranks KCI “About Average”

With all the talk about the need for a new "front door" for Kansas City--in the form of a single-terminal construct at KCI--and the countering claims that the airport's convenience factor vastly outweighs the need for change, J.D. Power release… more

Irish Conglomerate Buying Ash Grove

More than a century of Sunderdland family ownership will come to an end when Dublin-based CRH plc acquires Ash Grove Cement Co., the Overland Park cement manufacturer announced late Wednesday. Ash Grove has entered into a definitive merger agreement with… more

Construction Starts on ‘The District’ in Lenexa

Another piece in the civic quilt that is the Lenexa City Center started to go into place today with groundbreaking for The District--175 luxury residential apartments, along with 45,000 square feet of office and 35,000 square feet of retail. It… more

230,000sf Industrial Building Going Up

The Opus GroupĀ  announced today that construction is under way on a second building at 56 Commerce Center, a 230,122-square-foot speculative industrial building. That comes after selling the first building there to Orizon, which makes complex sub-assemblies for the aerospace… more

Next CEO at H&R Block: Jeffrey Jones

H&R Block announced this morning that it had named Jeffrey Jones II as its next president and chief executive officer, succeeding Bill Cobb, who retired earlier this year, and interim president Tom Gerke, the firm's general counsel and chief administrative… more

Ash Grove Names New President/CEO

Ash Grove Cement, the nation's largest domestically owned cement manufacturer, announced today that Randall Vance had been designated as president and chief executive officer. Vance had previously served as president and chief operating officer under Charles Sunderland, a fourth-generation leader… more

USA800 Acquired by Florida Firm

The 1,500 employees of Kansas City-based USA800 are now working for someone besides themselves: The employee-owned calling-center concern has been acquired by The Results Companies of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In a news release completion of the deal this week, officials… more

Morton Sets October Exit at UMKC; Bichelmeyer Named Interim Chancellor

  The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced this morning that Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer will step in as interim chancellor when Leo Morton, who announced his impending retirement earlier this year, serves his last day as chancellor in early October. [caption… more

Grand Opening Set for New Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit

The grand opening of the new Missouri Innovation Campus, a collaboration between the Lee's Summit school district and the University of Central Missouri, will be at 4 p.m. Sept 5, the sponsoring organizations announced this morning. The new facility, at… more

Construction Sector, KC School District Teaming Up on New Training Curriculum

Executives from construction-sector companies in the region and Kansas City School District Superintendent Mark Bedell will hold a news conference Tuesday to announce details of a new construction-technlogy program designed to put students onĀ  an accelerated pathway to skilled, union… more