Manufacturing


KC area Ford, GM plants cut production once again amid continuing chip shortage

The global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors and Ford to further cut production at their North American factories as chip supplies seem to be growing tighter. The shutdowns likely will affect dealer inventory of vehicles made at the… more

Liberty Logistics Center adds growing Kansas City tenant

One of The Scarbrough Group's business units will start operations this summer at a new industrial facility in Liberty. Scarbrough Warehousing announced it will move into 226,000 Class A square feet within Liberty Logistics Center, a 62.42-acre industrial park at… more

Shuttlewagon to sell with parent company forĀ $400M

A Pittsburgh-based railroad industry supplier announced its plans to acquire Nordco in a $400 million deal. Nordco Inc., which owns both Kansas City manufacturer Shuttlewagon and Nordco Rail Services and Inspection Technologies, formerly Dapco Technologies of Lee's Summit, employs about… more

March manufacturing activity kicks up in Kansas City Federal Reserve District

Kansas City's Federal Reserve District which encompasses the western's portion of Missouri, all of Kansas and other territory stretching into Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma Wyoming and New Mexico, shows manufacturing at a steady incline in March. Manufacturing activity in the central… more

KC company buys Canadian electric truck maker

A business combination deal months in the making is approaching final approval after review from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week. Kansas City-based special-purpose acquisition company, Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp., first revealed its intent to combine with Canadian… more

Employees at Atchison mining equipment company on strike

Bradken Foundry employees with United Steel Workers Local 6943 continue their strike against the company after a meeting on Monday evening left contract negotiations with company officials unresolved. The strike began at 5 p.m. Monday, March 22. Union members said… more

Ford halts production at Kansas City Assembly Plant once again

Originally scheduled to resume full production on Feb. 15, Ford Motor Co. announced it will continued reduced production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant, this time due to severe winter weather. The announcement from Ford confirmed that it had canceled… more

Kansas City industrial market one of the most active in 2020

The Kansas City industrial sector ended the year displaying strong market fundamentals with 1.2 million square feet of total net absorption during the quarter. Net absorption in 2020 totaled 5.9 million square feet, a 16.3% increase over the average for… more

Congress Logistics Center nears completion, could receive investment from manufacturing company

A northland project in the works since August 2020 is expected to complete in the next few months. Located near the Kansas City International Airport (KCI), the Congress Logistics Center is scheduled to complete in early Q2 of 2021, and… more

Parts shortage to halt production at KC-metro Ford, GM plantsĀ 

Production at two Kansas City-area motor plants will be temporarily reduced or halted beginning next week. Due to a global shortage of semiconductor chips, the Ford Motor Co. Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo will go from three shifts to… more