Manufacturing


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

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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