Regional News


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 on  an accelerated pathway to skilled, union… more

Planning Begins for KC Streetcar Extension

With last week's voter authorization giving them them the green light, area transit officials issued formal notice today that planning is starting for an extenstion of the Downtown streetcar, south to the Country Club Plaza and the University of Missouri-Kansas… more

Teachers Turn Out for STEM Instruction Focus

More than 200 area teachers turned out at Burns & McDonnell this morning for the third-annual Educators Summit, designed to equip educators with resources to help engage their students in science, technology, engineering and math academic tracks and boost the… more

KU Health System Nabs Prized Heart Certification

     Last spring, the nation’s leading accrediting body for medical centers, the Joint Commission, created a new category of performance recognition: Comprehensive Cardiac Center certification. Today, it announced the first organization in the nation to receive that certification--the University of… more

Horizon Global Distribution Hub Opening Soon

Horizon Global, which makes towing and trailering equipment, announced today that it was nearly finished with construction of its 512,000-square-foot distribution facility in Edgerton, which is expected to create more than 120 new jobs. The site will serve as the main… more

ARTerra Project Starts in Crossroads

With site preparation completed, construction has begun on the 12-story luxury residential building dubbed ARTerra--the first high-rise apartment building in Downtown's Crossroads Arts District. The project at 21st and Wyandotte is a joint development between Kansas City's Copaken Brooks and… more