Boeing patents artillery shell that could be used to fight forest fires

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

New Soft Surroundings facility to be built in Mexico

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

Good news for Missouri business: expect to see a decline in workers’ compensation rates in 2017

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

SSM Health assumes operation of health clinics within Walgreens across the region

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 finalizes the ‘blacklisting rule’

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’