Rural Missouri Steel Plant Creates 250 Positions


AUGUST 28, 2019 BY BRIAN HAUSWIRTH SEDALIA, Mo.- About 500 construction workers are building a massive $400 million steel plant in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia. The plant, which is being built near Highway 65, will be the anchor tenant of Sedalia’s new rail industrial park. About 500 construction workers are building the $400 million Nucor steel plant in Sedalia (August 2019 photo courtesy of Charlotte-based ... Read More

Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County Welcomes ExamOne, a Quest Diagnostics Company, to the Community


New service center to bring nearly 100 jobs to the Sedalia community featuring state-of-the-art technology and employment diversification  ExamOne, a Quest Diagnostics Company and leader in individual risk assessment services for life insurance companies, announced today that it will open a new service center in Sedalia, Missouri to collect health history information for life insurers across the country.   “As ... Read More

Blunt, Hartzler Announce Sedalia Rail Industrial Park Grant


WASHINGTON – Today, Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler announced the $10.09 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to the City of Sedalia to extend its existing railroad tracks to the new Sedalia Rail Industrial Park. “This grant funding will help keep the Sedalia Rail Industrial Park on track to become the largest, exclusive … Read More

PrintLynx up and running in new facility


After a busy four months, PrintLynx in Sedalia has a new home. It was announced in July that PrintLynx, doing business as Jostens, would consolidate its production and fulfillment operations on West Main Street to a 75,000-square-foot facility at 304 Curry Dr. in the Thompson Meadows Industrial Park. Employees officially moved into the new space in early September, according to … Read More

Longstanding companies honored


Twenty-five Pettis County businesses were recognized for their commitment to the community during Thursday night’s Manufacturer’s Milestone Anniversary Banquet. Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County hosts the annual event at the Sedalia Country Club to honor longstanding businesses in industries that create new economic prosperity within a community, EDSPC President Rusty Kahrs said. According to Kahrs, manufacturers encompass nearly 40 percent of the … Read More

Sedalia Showcase features expanded business


A local business showed off its new and larger location during the annual Sedalia Showcase hosted Thursday. Each year during the Missouri State Fair, Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County hosts Sedalia Showcase as a way to feature some of the best Missouri has to offer, including a local manufacturer. This year EDSPC chose to highlight Load King LLC, a subsidiary of … Read More

Sedalia-Pettis County economic developer named Missouri’s best


A local development official has been recognized at the top of her career field in Missouri. The Missouri Economic Development Council presented the 2018 Professional Economic Developer of the Year award to Jessica Craig, executive director of Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County. Craig, who also serves as MEDC president, received the award Wednesday at the MEDC Annual Conference at the Lake … Read More

Jostens, Printlynx announce Sedalia Expansion


Jostens, parent company of local PrintLynx, has announced a company expansion and job growth for its Sedalia location. The announcement was made Tuesday morning at 304 Curry Dr. in the Thompson Meadows Industrial Park in Sedalia, the future home of the new Jostens plant. PrintLynx, doing business as Jostens, has outgrown its current space at 3131 W. Main St. and … Read More

Economic Development holds ribbon cutting for Capstone Precision


A ribbon-cutting and open house for Capstone Precision Group, 24732 Randall Road, was held Wednesday afternoon. The distribution center formally housed Alcolac decades ago and now Capstone, which invested $2 million in the project, employs 15 people. Capstone’s parent company, Nammo, includes some of the world’s most popular brands of ammunition and powders for hunters and sports shooters, including Lapua, … Read More

Recognizing supporters of Sedalia-Pettis County Economic Development


Local officials, community members and members of the area manufacturing community gathered Thursday night at the Sedalia Country Club for the annual Works for You banquet hosted by Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County. Rusty Kahrs, president of the EDSPC board, said the phrase “manufacturing is in decline” isn’t true in Missouri, noting that last week the statewide unemployment rate decreased to … Read More