Head of St. Louis Regional Freightway receives inaugural Women in Supply Chain Award

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This story was originally published in the Illinois Business Journal on September 25, 2020. Mary Lamie, head of the St. Louis Regional Freightway and executive vice president of Multi-Modal Enterprises at Bi-State Development, is being recognized with an inaugural award honoring women in supply chain management. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Supply & Demand Chain Executive announced this week the recipients of […]

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Feds say they’ll invest $29M in St. Louis-area infrastructure projects

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This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on September 16, 2020. Jacob Kirn | St. Louis Business Journal “The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday outlined $29 million in new infrastructure investments in the St. Louis area, including upgrades at three ports and road projects seen as key to the development of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new headquarters […]

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Thermo Fisher Scientific opens new St. Louis facility as part of ongoing local expansion, hiring spree

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This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on September 11, 2020. Nathan Rubbelke | St. Louis Business Journal “Waltham, Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a new facility in St. Louis as part of an ongoing expansion locally that could end up creating 250 new jobs in the region. The $25 billion life sciences giant this week said it […]

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Lambert lands $7M federal grant that includes a big, notable bonus

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This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on September 1, 2020. Erik Siemers| St. Louis Business Journal “The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday said it is awarding a nearly $7.1 million grant to St. Louis Lambert International Airport to fund the reconstruction of one of the airport’s taxiways. But unlike previous years, the city-owned airport won’t be required […]

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MidAmerica Airport gets $6M grant to expand, upgrade terminal

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This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on September 11, 2020. Vince Brennan| St. Louis Business Journal “MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois, has been awarded $6 million in grant funds to help expand and improve its terminal. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. Airport officials […]

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Bost, Davis & Shimkus Announce $20 Million Grant for America’s Central Port District

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This press release was originally published by United States Congressman Mike Bost on September 10, 2020. United States Congressman Mike Bost, 12th District of Illinois “WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13), and John Shimkus (IL-15) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $20.84 million BUILD grant to America’s Central Port District in Granite City. The […]

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America’s Central Port wins $630,000 from DCEO for Opportunity Zone development

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This story was originally published in the Illinois Business Journal on June 25, 2020. Illinois Business Journal “America’s Central Port is receiving a $630,000 infrastructure grant award from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity under its Opportunity Zone Program. The program bolsters the competitiveness of the state’s Opportunity Zones by providing matching funds for infrastructure investments and site readiness activities […]

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St. Louis embraces surge in Amazon-fueled industrial demand

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This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on September 2, 2020. Steph Kukuljan | St. Louis Business Journal “Even early in the Covid-19 pandemic, commercial real estate brokers and developers were expecting the industrial market to be in high demand due a surge by e-commerce services. Now, six months into the crisis, industry experts say Covid’s boost to e-commerce has […]

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Washington manufacturer WEG to get incentives for $16.5M expansion

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This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on August 18, 2020. Jacob Kirn | St. Louis Business Journal “A manufacturer of power transformers is in line for $422,657 in state incentives for a $16.5 million expansion in Washington, Missouri. WEG Transformers USA Inc. said it has purchased the former Melton Machine & Control headquarters in the Franklin County town. It […]

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My view: Despite pandemic, IDOT stayed on job

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This story was originally published in The Herald-Whig on August 16, 2020. Guest Writer: Omer Osman, acting Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary | The Herald-Whig “The Illinois Department of Transportation is in the midst of the most challenging, most exciting time in its history. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit this spring, IDOT has kept its focus on keeping the state’s infrastructure in […]

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St. Louis Regional Freightway Strengthens Commitment to Providing Business Leaders and Site Selectors Up-to-Date Information on Development Ready Sites

1 month 3 weeks ago

The St. Louis Regional Freightway today launched the expanded Featured Real Estate Sites Map section of its website, which features a wealth of information about the bi-state St. Louis region’s growing real estate market with its abundance of warehouse/distribution buildings and land sites ready for all types of industrial and corporate users. The new tool is another offering from St. […]

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Merchants Bridge Rehab Restoring Service to Both Tracks, Supporting Increased Freight Activity Nationwide

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This story was originally published in St. Louis Construction News & Review on July 1, 2020. St. Louis CNR “A $179 million project to rehabilitate Merchants Bridge in downtown St. Louis continues. The 130-year-old rail bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River between St. Louis and Venice, IL three miles north of Eads Bridge, is owned by the Terminal Railroad Association of St. […]

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Site Selection 2020: The Importance of “Regional Depth” with Global Reach

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This story was originally published by Area Development on July 23, 2020. Doug Rasmussen, President & CEO, Steadfast City Economic & Community Partners “The last several years of corporate site selection have been influenced by many trends. Among these are corporate tax cuts, a red-hot industrial real estate market, the explosion of e-commerce, increasing trade protectionism, record economic growth and, in […]

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Contegra Completes First Industrial Warehouse At Northpoint Development’s Gateway Tradeport

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This story was originally published on Construction Forum St. Louis on July 21, 2020. “The first industrial warehouse at Northpoint Development’s Gateway Tradeport in Pontoon Beach, Illinois is complete.  Contegra Construction Co. built the 544,000-square-foot warehouse which is designed with flexibility to serve the region’s distribution market.  Gateway Tradeport was launched in 2019.  It is a 600-acre master planned industrial park with […]

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Aerospace manufacturer plots $13.5M expansion in South County

2 months 2 weeks ago

This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on July 15, 2020. Jacob Kirn | St. Louis Business Journal “R&S Machining Inc. will expand in south St. Louis County, representing a $13.5 million investment and 60 new jobs, officials said. The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership said R&S will expand its current location, at 4800 Baumgartner Road, and purchase new manufacturing equipment […]

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Johnson aims to take MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to new heights

2 months 2 weeks ago

Click below for the full interview between Mary Lamie and Bryan Johnson.   In early April, Bryan Johnson took the reins at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, succeeding Tim Cantwell who retired after serving 17 years as director of the Mascoutah, Illinois-based Airport. Johnson landed in the role as director poised to continue leading the charge to strengthen the airport and […]

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U.S. Air Force awards $1.2 billion contract for eight St. Louis-made F-15EX fighters

2 months 2 weeks ago

This story was originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 13, 2020. From staff reports | St. Louis Post-Dispatch “ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Air Force said Monday it has awarded a nearly $1.2 billion contract for its first lot of eight F-15EX fighter aircraft. The new St. Louis-made fighters will replace older F-15C/Ds in the Air Force inventory. The […]

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Crews continue Merchants Bridge rehab

2 months 2 weeks ago

This story was originally published in The Edwardsville Intelligencer on July 12, 2020. Charles Bolinger | The Edwardsville Intelligencer “VENICE — It survived two world wars, The Great Depression, 21 U.S. Presidents and multiple floods as its triple trusses have hulked over the Mississippi River since the Reconstruction Era. Of all the Mississippi River bridges at St. Louis, only the Eads Bridge […]

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Illinois Waterway Lock Closures Begin

2 months 2 weeks ago

This story was originally published in The Waterways Journal on July 10, 2020. David Murray | The Waterways Journal “The long-planned closure of six Illinois River locks and dams began July 1, with the full closure of LaGrange Lock and Dam and Starved Rock Lock and Dam to extend through September 30. They were followed by the full closures of Peoria Lock […]

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A Look Back: How St. Louis-Based Save A Lot Managed Distribution, Supply Demands and Health Concerns During COVID-19

2 months 2 weeks ago

While states continue to open, supply chains that transport essential food and products to the nation’s grocery stores still remain impacted by COVID-19. St. Louis-based Save A Lot continues to operate at an accelerated level to safely serve its customers during these unprecedented times. Since its inception in 1977 as a single store in Cahokia, Ill., Save A Lot has […]

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