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These Kansas City-Area Contractors Ranked in ABC’s 2024 Top Performers

Posted February 27, 2024 According to the Associated Builders and Contractors ranking, some Kansas City-area contractors have made the cut to be recognized as the top performers in the nation. The ABC's Top Performers 2024 ranks member contractors who achieved… more

Compass Minerals Names its Next COO, Transferred From U.K. Operations

Posted February 26, 2024 Overland Park-based Compass Minerals International Inc. has named Gordon Dunn as the company’s next chief operations officer. He previously led the company’s operations in the United Kingdom. Dunn will be responsible for managing global operations across… more

Platform Ventures Unit Buys Second TX Facility, Expands in Dallas-Fort Worth Market

Posted February 26, 2024 Kansas City-based Platform Ventures announced its South Dakota unit Vertical Cold Storage has purchased a new facility in Burleson, Texas to improve the company’s storage capacity for its customers. Dakota Dunes-based Vertical Cole Storage develops and… more

CorEnergy Files For Chapter 11, Enters Restructuring Support Agreement

Posted February 26, 2024 Kansas City-based CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of an agreement with its noteholders to restructure the company’s debt. CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust,… more

Logistics Firm Americold to Build $127M KC Facility, Creating 187 Jobs

Posted February 22, 2024 Temperature-controlled logistics company Americold announced it will be investing $127 million to build its first facility in Kansas City to establish better connections to key U.S. and Mexico markets. The facility is part of a strategic… more

JE Dunn Promotes 22-Year Employee to Midwest Region President

Posted February 22, 2024 Updated 3:38 p.m., February 22, 2024 JE Dunn Construction Co. has named its new president for the company’s Midwest region. Adam Cox is now the Midwest region president and will oversee projects for sports, justice, and… more

KCK Nonprofit Unbound Names First Woman President and CEO

Posted February 22, 2024 The Kansas City, Kansas-based nonprofit Unbound announced Ashley Hufft as the next president and chief executive officer and is the first woman to lead the organization. Hufft is now tasked with leading Unbound’s strategic vision for… more

Archer Integrated Risk Management Acquires Risk Management AI Company

Posted February 22, 2024 Last updated 1:39 p.m., February 23, 2024 Overland Park-based Archer Integrated Risk Management has acquired Compliance.ai, an artificial intelligence-driven company, to supplement its compliance initiatives. The acquisition will aid Archer's client compliance initiatives with the AI… more

Tallgrass Energy Partners Parent Announces $400M Private Placement

Posted February 22, 2024 Prairie Acquiror LP, which owns Leawood-based Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP, announced it intends to offer $400 million of senior secured notes due in 2029 in a private placement to eligible purchasers. Prairie Acquiror intends to use… more

Urban Outfitters Opens $60M Fulfillment Center In Raymore, to Create 750 Jobs

Posted February 21, 2024 Urban Outfitters, Inc. has commenced operations for its 600,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Raymore, Mo., for the company's women's clothing rental brand Nuuly. Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN) spent $60 million in two phases of work over five… more