Region Manufacturing Index Shows Job Losses Continue Amidst Inflation

Posted May 13, 2024 Creighton University released its Mid-America Business Conditions Index for April showing the highest recorded level since September 2023, however, the manufacturing sector continues to lose jobs month over month. The Business Conditions Index, which uses the… more

Labconco Corp. Promotes Ryan Gound to President

Posted May 13, 2024 Kansas City, Mo.-based Labconco Corp. has appointed Ryan Gound as its new president following Jeff Stanton's announcement to retire after nearly 32 years with the company. Before taking on the role of president, Gound served Labconco… more

Labconco Corp. President Jeff Stanton Announces Retirement After Nearly 32 Years

Posted May 9, 2024 Jeff Stanton, president of the Kansas City, Mo.-based laboratory equipment manufacturer Labconco Corp. announced his retirement following 31 years at the company. Stanton joined Labconco in 1992 as director of accounting and finance. He then became… more

Industry Briefing Highlights KC’s Success as a Beacon for Global Investment

Posted April 12, 2024 KC SmartPort hosted its annual industry briefing Wednesday, bringing together over 650 industrial leaders and highlighting the Kansas City region as a center for global investment. Industrial leaders from the surrounding Kansas City region and beyond… more

Region Manufacturing Index Shows Fewer Job Openings, Third Straight Month

Posted April 1, 2024 Creighton University released its Mid-America Business Conditions Index for March and shows the region has not broken the growth threshold and the manufacturing sector is losing more workers. The Business Conditions Index, which uses the same… more

Window & Door Manufacturer Selects KCK for $76M Facility, 600 New Jobs

Posted March 21, 2024 Warroad, Minnesota-based Marvin, a window and door manufacturer, has selected Kansas City, Kansas for the home of its new $76 million factory. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday that Marvin will invest $76.5 million to build… more

Meyer Laboratory, Inc. Sells to New York-based Private Equity Firm

Owners of the Kansas City-based manufacturer Meyer Laboratory, Inc. have sold their company to a private equity firm in New York. New York-based TruArc Partners announced it had acquired Meyer Lab from its owners Russell Meyer and William “Rusty” Meyer,… more

Tax Incentive Bill Could Bring Several More EV Manufactures to Kansas

Updated 12:53 p.m., March 4, 2024 A Kansas Department of Commerce official believes the state is poised to take on more electric vehicle manufacturing investments a year after a bill passed to establish the Transformation of Passenger and Freight Vehicle… more

Region Index Shows Manufacturing Jobs Openings Sunk in February

Creighton University released its Mid-America Business Conditions Index which shows the region dropped back below growth neutral and a decrease in job openings and layoffs over the past 12 months for all states in the region. The Business Conditions Index,… more

Harmar Mobility Merges its Two Missouri Facilities to Raymore, Triples in Space

Posted February 27, 2024 Sarasota, Fl.-based Harmar Mobility LLC announced it has consolidated both of its Missouri manufacturing facilities to a new location in Raymore. Harmer is an accessibility and mobility equipment supplier that specializes in stairlifts, platform lifts, vehicle… more