Manufacturing


Burns & McDonnell Wins Army Corps of Engineers Contracts

Burns & McDonnell is ramping up its work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), having been awarded seven new indefinite service contracts with six different districts within the agency. One of the contracts is for work as prime… more

Kelly, Parson Sign Border War Agreement

Businesses expecting special tax incentives to make a move from South Kansas City to Overland Park, or from Lee's Summit to Lenexa, are out of luck. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson just signed an agreement between… more

Gov. Parson Has a Democratic Challenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, has put her hat in the ring to challenge Republic Gov. Mike Parson for the office in the August of 2020 election. Galloway, from Columbia, late last month publicly asked Parson to take… more

Border War Not Quite Over: Hostess Moving Headquarters to Kansas

Politicians on both sides of the state line have said that they plan not to offer tax incentives to businesses moving their operations between Kansas and Missouri, but Hostess Brands has skirted those newly agreed-to rules, and management just announced… more

Engineering Firm Faith Technologies Setting Up Olathe Operations

Faith Technologies, a Wisconsin-based electrical engineering and design firm, recently purchased a 450,000-square-foot warehouse in Olathe and eventually plans to add about 780 jobs toward its operations. The warehouse, at 21800 West 167th St., was purchased by Faith from a… more

From Neurosurgeon to NASA: Enduralock Founder Flies High

A small Lenexa-based engineering-solutions firm is quickly grabbing the attention of some very big players. Enduralock, which makes industrial fasteners, was recently named a winner of NASA's iTech Cycle I forum, which recognizes innovative companies that provide solutions for both… more

South K.C. Getting $68 Million Niagra Water Plant

Bottled-water company Niagra Bottling is building a $68 million, 420,000-square-foot production facility in CenterPoint Intermodal Center, at the corner of Highway 71 and Missouri Route 150, which is expected to create about 50 jobs. CenterPoint Intermodal is owned by Oak… more

Langenkamp Out at EDCKC

Robert Langenkamp is stepping down as president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, effective July 8. His interim replacement is Greg Flisram, senior vice president of business and real estate development, who has been… more

Flooded Missouri Small Businesses Eligible for Fed Funds

The damaging floods in the region seem never ending this year, and property owners have certainly felt the pain.  For some small-business owners in the Kansas City, Mo., region, though, some of that might be abated. Non-farm and non-agricultural small… more

Metropolitan Community College Feeds Manufacturing Workforce

It's a tough environment to find employees no matter what industry you're in. But manufacturing is faced with a major skilled-labor shortage. Metropolitan Community College has worked to change that, and a new grant from the U.S. Department of Labor… more