Boeing was awarded a patent for an “artillery shell comprising: an external surface, a cavity disposed within the external surface; a fire retarding material disposed within the cavity; and a trigger configured to release the fire-retarding material.” Basically, an artillery shell would be shot out of the gun toward a fire, and the trigger would release a… Read More Boeing patents artillery shell that could be used to fight forest fires
Missouri was named the 6th best state in the nation for its annual advanced manufacturing industry job growth in a new report from Brookings Institution, Gov. Nixon announced today. The report also found that Missouri is the 8th best state in the nation for output growth of its advanced manufacturing industry.
Soft Surroundings, a luxury lifestyle brand for women, announced plans to construct a new distribution center in Mexico, Missouri. The new facility will replace an existing facility in Mexico that will now become a distribution center for Boston Proper. The move will create approximately 50 new jobs to support the Boston Proper facility. “Our decision… Read More New Soft Surroundings facility to be built in Mexico
Associated Industries of Missouri is the sole official designated partner of the National Association of Manufacturers in Missouri. Economic signals last week were mixed, but the overall picture remains the same—a midsummer economy that is struggling to gain traction after an underwhelming first half. It was two steps forward in July and one step back… Read More NAM: Monday Economic Report
Employers should see a reduction in workers’ compensation rates for the third straight year according to preliminary figures collected by the Missouri Department of Insurance from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). The NCCI recently proposed an overall decrease of 3.7% for 2017 workers’ compensation loss costs. “Missouri businesses will be pleased to hear… Read More Good news for Missouri business: expect to see a decline in workers’ compensation rates in 2017
Today, SSM Health assumed operation of 26 retail health clinics within Walgreens stores across the St. Louis region. The SSM Health Express Clinic at Walgreens is an extension of the SSM Health Medical Group, which provides convenient, high-quality care to consumers. The clinics will continue to provide the same services previously offered by Walgreens Healthcare… Read More SSM Health assumes operation of health clinics within Walgreens across the region
The Obama Administration finalized the Fair Play and Safe Workplaces executive order, or the ‘blacklisting rule’, on federal contractors, meaning firms have to “report past labor law violations to qualify for contracts with the federal government.” The rule mandates “disclosure of even minor violations that businesses or their subcontractors received in the previous three years… Read More The Obama Administration finalizes the ‘blacklisting rule’