WireCo WorldGroup’s $14M Expansion Underway in Pettis County

Betty WoodEDSPC News

WireCo WorldGroup, a leading global manufacturer of both steel and synthetic rope, specialty wire and engineered products, continues to grow within Central Missouri with an investment of $14 million to expand their facility in Pettis County located just outside Sedalia at 24150 Oak Grove Lane. WireCo has started working on the addition to their existing manufacturing facility and is targeting … Read More

Waterloo Partners With WalMart

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A year after the Waterloo Industries Headquarters was located to Sedalia, the company is expanding its product reach with a number of companies, including Walmart. The new partnership is part of Walmart’s 2013 U.S. Manufacturing Commitment to buy an additional $250 billion in U.S. products that support American jobs by 2023. “Back in January 2013, Walmart committed to purchase $250 … Read More

Manufacturer’s Milestone banquet honors local companies

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Local manufacturers were recognized for their long-term commitments to the Sedalia-Pettis County community during Thursday night’s 12th annual Manufacturing Milestone Anniversary Recognition Banquet. The event, hosted by Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County at the Sedalia Country Club, honored 13 companies for their anniversaries, ranging from newer companies celebrating five-year anniversaries like Grellner Sales and 8760 Service Group, which is already constructing … Read More

Waterloo adds jobs, products since Sedalia named Headquarters

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It’s been about a year since Sedalia was named Waterloo Industries Inc. Headquarters, and CEO Bill Nictakis spoke with community members Wednesday afternoon at the facility about the progress that has been made since making that decision. Waterloo Industries Inc. announced in September 2015 it had been purchased by AFI Partners. After consolidating plants, including one in Nogales, Mexico, Sedalia … Read More

1 Million Cups

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After launching in April, Sedalia has been part of the 1 Million Cups community for almost six months and it’s already gained a loyal following. 1 Million Cups was created by the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City as a way to help entrepreneurs connect and engage with each other, with more than 90 communities participating across the country. 1 Million … Read More

Jessica Craig Named As New Executive Director

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Sedalia, Mo – The Board of Directors of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County (EDC) today announced that Ms. Jessica Craig, has been hired as their new Executive Director. Rusty Kahrs, Board President stated, “We have completed an exhaustive and intense search.”  We conducted a competitive nation-wide search only to find the ideal candidate to fill the position is right here.  We … Read More

Christle Announces Retirement

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Sedalia, Mo – The Board of Directors of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County (EDC) today announced that Linda Christle, CEcD, Executive Director, has announced her retirement.  It is 12 years to the day that Christle began her duties as the Executive Director/CEO for the corporation. Rusty Kahrs, Board President stated, “When Linda began on July 15, 2004 there was a lot … Read More

Senator Mike Parson receives Works For You Award

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Our recipient, we have one this year, is so deserving of this award.  This recipient has always had our best interests at heart ever since we met this person. As a matter of fact, the very first visit this individual made was a tour of one of our manufacturers.  And, his first event here was this very economic development banquet … Read More

L A G Industries LLC locates in Pettis County

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Bradley and Nicole, and Bart and Brenda just formed L A G Industries, LLC in January 2016.  Being very family oriented, they named the company after Bradley and Nicole’s three children, Lane, August, and Gracie, thus, L A G. Bart and Bradley have both been involved in raising cattle of their own for many years, giving them a great working … Read More

Wildlife Ridge Winery wins award

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Wildlife Ridge Winery, located in Southern Pettis County with a Smithton, Missouri address is proud to announce that our Deceitful Red Wine has won 1st place at the 2016 People’s Choice Show-Me Wine Competition held in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Deceitful Red was entered in a Sweet-Semi Sweet Red category.  The judging consisted of 300 people doing blind tasting of all … Read More