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Van Am Tool & Engineering Expands Into Aerospace

May 27, 2021 8:25 am

Van Am Tool & Engineering is expanding into aerospace projects and a Buchanan County incentive is helping. The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce assisted in helping this project become a reality. Van Am is working on landing gear parts for...

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Vertical Receives Approval to Operate

April 20, 2021 8:42 am

Vertical has announced receipt of its approval to operate under its licenses for cultivation and manufacturing at its 64,000-square foot facility in St Joseph. The medical marijuana production facility will house 30,000 square feet of flowering canopy when buildout is...

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Cereal Ingredients, Inc., Chooses St. Joseph

March 18, 2021 7:13 am

Cereal Ingredients Inc. (CII) has announced it will build a new 80,000 square foot facility in St. Joseph following a Missouri-Kansas bi-state location search. The company will purchase 8 acres in Eastowne Business Park and construct a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility...

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LifeLine Foods Celebrates Second Masa Mill

September 22, 2020 1:21 pm

LifeLine Foods has expanded its masa flour production with a second mill. The $5.5 million in existing building improvements and $6.5 million in new machinery/equipment. The expansion created 13 more jobs in St. Joseph that pay more than $65,000. Masa...

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O’Neal Steel Opens in St. Joseph

September 11, 2020 9:28 am

O’Neal Steel celebrated its grand opening Thursday at its new 64,000-square-foot facility in St. Joseph with executives and employees from the company, Altec, the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Bill McMurray. “St. Joe has Altec’s largest manufacturing facility...

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St. Joseph Port Active in Wind Turbine Industry

August 26, 2020 9:54 am

Transport 360, which operates the St. Joseph Regional Port, is working with the wind turbine industry to unload blades, towers and components from barges at the St. Joseph Regional Port Facility. The port has been upgraded with private investment funds...

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O’Neal Steel Announces St. Joseph Facility

May 20, 2020 2:41 pm

O’Neal Steel announced today the expansion of its footprint with the opening of a new metal distribution center in St. Joseph, MO. The new facility, which will begin operations on June 1, 2020, is comprised of 64,000 square feet of...

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Fighting Food Shortages During COVID-19

April 17, 2020 7:14 pm

As nationwide headlines warn that COVID-19 is closing meat processing plants, one of St. Joseph’s largest employers is working hard to stay open. The coronavirus has reduced meat production by as much as 25 percent across the country, according to...

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Wage Growth Climbs in St. Joseph

December 23, 2019 2:13 pm

As many employers can attest, with the tight labor market the past several years, wages have gone up, especially for skilled labor positions. The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce recently received some data that offers some historical perspective and context...

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