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Walgreens to build new $30 million fulfillment center in Liberty, creating 200 new jobs

Walgreens retail and wholesale pharmacy announced it will open a new $30 million, high-tech fulfillment center in the Kansas City metro area. The new operation, located in a 65,000-square-foot space in Liberty, is expected to create 200 new jobs. “When you combine our state’s top talent in health care with our strategic location in the […]

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Missouri gives nursing homes a way to temporarily close in face of federal vaccine rule

(Missouri Independent) – With over 40% of Missouri’s nursing home staff still unvaccinated, the state health department is giving long-term care facilities a route to avoid losing their license if they shut down due to staffing shortfalls after a federal vaccine requirement kicks in next month. On Friday, the Department of Health and Senior Services […]

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KAK Industry to open new facility in Albany, creating 30 new jobs

Metal component manufacturer KAK Industry, LLC announced today it will expand its operations in Missouri by opening a manufacturing facility in Albany, investing more than $7 million, and creating 30 new jobs. The new facility will help KAK Industry meet the increasing demand for custom-made firearms parts by doubling the volume of production and eliminating […]

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ALPLA to build new facility in Kansas City, creating 75 new jobs

ALPLA Inc., North America announced it will break ground on a new manufacturing plant in Kansas City, Missouri, creating 75 new jobs. The new facility will be the company’s fourth site in Missouri and the first dedicated to injection molding. “ALPLA’s decision to grow in Missouri demonstrates our state’s ability to support companies with our highly […]

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Kawasaki Motors to open new facility in Boonville, creating more than 270 new jobs

Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. announced it will expand its operations in Missouri by opening a manufacturing facility in Boonville and create more than 270 new jobs in the area. The new facility will help the company meet the increasing demand for general-purpose engines used in lawn and garden products. “We’re thrilled to see Kawasaki’s […]

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TierPoint announces plan to build new data center in the St. Louis Area

TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions, announced plans to build a new, 23,000 square foot Tier III data center in the Westport area of St. Louis County, Missouri. Backed by an approximately $20 million commitment, the facility will include 14,500 square feet of production or raised floor space. “Missouri […]

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Consolidated Machine and Welding expands in Hannibal, creating 30 new jobs

Consolidated Machine and Welding announced it will expand its facility in Hannibal, investing $4.3 million and creating 30 new jobs in the area. “We’re excited to see Consolidated Machine and Welding grow in Hannibal,” Governor Mike Parson said. “This new facility brings good-paying jobs and opportunities for our citizens in Northeast Missouri. Businesses often find […]

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Niagara Bottling announces new manufacturing facility in Kansas City, creating nearly 100 jobs

Niagara Bottling, LLC, a family-owned beverage manufacturer headquartered in Diamond Bar, California, announced it will invest approximately $156 million in a new production facility in Kansas City, Missouri. This new facility will initially create nearly 100 jobs. “Niagara Bottling is excited to establish a second manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri,” said Brian Hess, Executive […]

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Frozen Food Express Transportation Services to create 60 jobs with new facility to be built in Butler, Missouri

Frozen Food Express Transportation Services, Inc., a leading nationwide temperature-controlled transportation and warehousing provider, is expanding its business with a new transportation and logistics facility in Butler, Missouri. The company is investing nearly $6 million and creating nearly 60 new jobs in the region. “Missouri’s central location and business-friendly environment is a leading destination for […]

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Cereal Ingredients Inc. to build new 80,000 square foot facility in St. Joseph

Cereal Ingredients Inc. has announced it will build a new 80,000 square foot facility in St. Joseph with new technology to enhance its product line. This expansion represents an investment of $24 million and more than 60 new jobs by the end of year six of operations. “We are excited to welcome Cereal Ingredients, Inc. […]

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Carroll County Memorial Hospital joins nationwide observance of National Rural Health Day

Carroll County Memorial Hospital is proud to recognize the innovation, quality of care, and dedication of health professionals and volunteers in our community during National Rural Health Day 2020. National Rural Health Day was founded as a way to showcase rural America; increase awareness of rural health-related challenges; and promote the efforts of National Organization […]

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2020 Missouri State Fair will continue with everything but concerts

Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn says the Missouri State Fair will take place as scheduled from August 13-23 in Sedalia.  The concert lineup will be the only regular feature not included. She says that many performers have been backing out of shows this year because of COVID-19 concerns, so that helped the decision. The fair […]

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Governor Parson announces launch of COVID-19 interactive dashboard

Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 dashboard containing Missouri-specific data from across the state.  “Throughout COVID-19, we have worked very hard to be transparent and provide Missourians with the most accurate, up-to-date information as possible, and the same goes for this dashboard,” Governor Parson said. “We want Missourians to have access to the […]

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Sheriff Stephen Stockman: Lack of tax revenue to staff office, build new facility or house inmates

Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman has released more information on the inmate from Kansas City who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Princeton Wednesday.  It was the second time in August 27-year-old Drake Kately has been reported as escaping and he has yet to be found by law enforcement. Stockman says dispatch notified the […]

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Central Service and Supply to build manufacturing facility in Macon

Central Service and Supply, Inc., an advanced manufacturer headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, has announced the selection of Macon, Missouri, as the location of their new advanced manufacturing facility citing access to talent and logistical advantages as main reasons for their choice. “We are extremely excited to expand into Missouri,” Adam Nolan, Vice President of […]

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Green Hills Women’s Shelter offering tax credit options for 2018 returns

The Green Hills Women’s Shelter is offering tax credits starting at $100.00.  Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Sager says the credits are one way that people can help themselves with their taxes as well as the shelter. She notes another way to help the shelter is to donate items to “smooth out” and “expedite” the process for […]

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New Green Hills Women’s Shelter to be in operation by the end of January

A new facility for the Green Hills Women’s Shelter is nearly complete in Trenton. Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Sager says the goal is to be moved into the new 8,500 square foot building by the end of January. The bigger building will allow the shelter to double its capacity from 10 to 21 beds. There will […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to hold ribbon cutting on new archery range in Memphis, Missouri

A partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the City of Memphis has brought a new archery range to northeast Missouri. MDC invites media and members of the public to a free ribbon cutting ceremony at the new facility on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. The new archery range is located at […]