KC-based Alphapointe seals multi-million contract for widescale production, distribution of splints

A three-year, multi-million-dollar agreement has been signed between Alphapointe and Tactical Medical Solutions. The contract will allow Alphapointe to manufacture more than 150,000 ground-breaking splints to be distributed around the world. South Caroline-based Tactical Medical Solutions will serve as a… more

KCK manufacturer acquired by Fortune 500 company

Locally-headquartered protective coating manufacturer VersaFlex has been acquired by Pittsburgh, Pa.-based PPG Industries Inc. DalFort Capital Partners, owner VersaFlex, made a definitive agreement with PPG. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. VersaFlex is based in Kansas City, Kan.… more

November manufacturing, exports rise in Midwest region


U.S. new export orders show promising growth in November

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew again in November, with the overall economy notching a seventh consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in today’s Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Report On Business. ISM’s New Export Orders… more

Ford investing $100 million at Claycomo plant

The Northland Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Claycomo, Mo. will see new jobs and ramped-up production, thanks to a generous investment from Ford. An investment of $100 million will be made at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, the… more

Maryville, Mo. manufacturing facility creates jobs for the area

A manufacturing facility located in northwest Missouri is creating jobs in the Maryville, Mo. area, according to a Wednesday news release from the Missouri Department of Economic Development Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A., plans to open around 110 positions at… more

Olathe-based Torotel, Inc. to merge with TT Electronics

Torotel, Inc. recently entered into a definitive merger agreement with TT Electronics in a cash deal worth $43.4 million. Olathe-based Torotel specializes in the custom design, manufacture and sale of a variety of precision magnetic components for the defense, aerospace… more

New facility in Eudora, Kan. to add more jobs

Kansas Office of the Governor – Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Commerce announced this week the opening of a new Modern Manufacturing facility in Eudora, Kan. Modern Manufacturing is purchasing a building in Eudora’s Intech Business… more

The 2020 Ingram’s 250

Time for some Ingram’s 250 math: What’s i250 x 5? If you came up with 1,250, hats off to your grade-school math teachers—their lessons clearly took hold. But with this being the fifth year of our recognition of the 250… more

Q&A With … Mark Dohnalek

    Q: A lot of the news about your company lately has been about acquisitions, but there’s more going on here, isn’t there? A: A lot of people think our growth has been largely acquisition-oriented. But that just complemented… more