Legislature approves special rate for largest utility users in special session

The Missouri Senate today approved without changes HCS HB 1 (Rep. Rone/ Sen. Libla), a bill that would allow the largest utility users in the state operating aluminum smelters or steel manufacturing facilities to obtain special utility rates. The bill was requested by Governor Greitens who called the special session for the purpose of passing… Read More Legislature approves special rate for largest utility users in special session

Special Session: House complies with half of Greitens’ call, rejects other half

An excerpt from a Missouri Times article: The Missouri House passed Rep. Don Rone’s bill 120-17 with several small amendments, but it lacks language that would give utilities the ability to look at increasing rates for grid modernization which would potentially jeopardize the bill in the Senate. Speaker Todd Richardson thanked the House Utilities Committee and… Read More Special Session: House complies with half of Greitens’ call, rejects other half

Case hardening basics: Nitrocarburizing vs. carbonitriding

Summary The terms sound alike and often cause confusion, but nitrocarburizing and carbonitriding are distinct heat treating processes that each have their advantages depending on the material used and the intended finished quality of a part. About the author Rob Simons is a metallurgical engineer specializing in ferrous heat treatments with 35 years of experience… Read More Case hardening basics: Nitrocarburizing vs. carbonitriding

Gallup poll shows Americans believe manufacturing is “key to job creation.”

In an article titled “Americans Still See Manufacturing As Key To Job Creation,” Gallup (5/24) says a new poll taken from May 3-7asked participants, “In your opinion, what would be the best way to create more jobs in the United States?” The poll shows that Americans responded most often with answers related to manufacturing, and,… Read More Gallup poll shows Americans believe manufacturing is “key to job creation.”

3M to embark on $40 million expansion in Springfield, plans to create 90 new jobs

Today, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced that 3M, a global manufacturer, will expand its footprint in Springfield through a $40 million investment to its facility, where it produces industrial adhesives and tapes for the aerospace industry and other heavy industrial customers around the world. 3M expects its expansion to result in the… Read More 3M to embark on $40 million expansion in Springfield, plans to create 90 new jobs