Manufacturing


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

50 Kansans You Should Know: The Class of 2020

The 50 individuals you’ll meet in the following pages bring to an even 500 the number of Sunflower State residents from all walks of life who have been singled out for their over-sized contributions to business success, civic engagement, philanthropic… more

GM Expects to Ramp Up Production in June

General Motors plants are expected to return to pre-COVID-19 production levels in June, said the company's CEO recently. “This week we’ll continue to add additional shifts in our North America plants, and we think we’ll be close to normal capacity… more

KC Paper Plant Has 200 COVID-19 Cases

A paper plant on Kansas City's East Side, called Aspen Paper, has reported 200 cases of COVID-19, according to Mayor Quinton Lucas recently. The Kansas City Health Department has tracked the cases back to the plant. “We are not talking… more

SpaceX Makes History, Paves Way for Aerospace

SpaceX, the private company owned by Elon Musk, successfully launched two astronauts to the International Space Station over the weekend. If astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken make it back to earth safely, it could pave the way for commercial… more

$19B Farmer Relief Detailed

The Department of Agriculture released details on how the $19 billion in relief for farmers will be given out to recipients. Farmers that have suffered a loss of five percent or more are eligible for up to $250,000 per person.… more

GM Fairfax Reopening June 1, Following Ford

Ford's plant in Claycomo reopened yesterday, and across the state line, GM's Fairfax plant is set to open its doors again on June 1. Both have been closed since March. The facilities will have social distancing, face masks, and temperature… more

Q&A With … Dave Toland, KS Department of Commerce

Dave Toland is the Kansas Secretary of Commerce. Q. We've heard about national, and international issues with the supply chain. How is KS specifically impacted and are there any differences? A. Factory production disruptions due to COVID-19 related shutdowns have… more

Hostess Brands Has Strong Quarter Despite COVID-19

Hostess Brands had a favorable first quarter despite the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, with revenues rising in the double digits. Sales rose 14.4 percent, hitting $243.5 million, mostly due to the $320-million acquisition of Voortman Cookies Limited in December.… more

Sealy Buys Nine-Building KC Industrial Portfolio

Sealy & Company, a Dallas-based commercial real estate firm, has purchased nine industrial buildings in Kansas City totaling just under 560,000 square feet. One of them is in Executive Park, in the industrial area of the Northeast neighborhood and is… more