Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for “Project School”

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Monday, December 11 | 10:00 a.m. | Midwest Commerce Center Join us on Monday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m. for the groundbreaking ceremony for Excelligence Learning Corporation, the 646,400-sq. ft. facility housing manufacturing, distribution and call center operations that was first introduced to the public as “Project School.” Excelligence Learning Corporation, headquartered in Monterey, California, is a leader in the … Read More

Company Profile: Amazon Prime Pantry

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Amazon (27500 W. 157th St. New Century, KS 66031) Prime Pantry is a store where Prime members can shop for groceries and household products in everyday package sizes (for example, a single box of cereal).  The introduction of Prime Pantry allowed Amazon to expand its selection and offer thousands of items to Prime Members that are cost prohibitive to ship … Read More

Welcome New Gold Investor: Image Environmental, Inc.

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Headquartered in Memphis, TN, Image Environmental, Inc. is an environmental abatement and specialty coatings contractor specializing in asbestos, lead and mold abatement as well as industrial thermal & sound dampening coatings (Mascoat), specialty flooring coatings (Sika) and seamless roofing systems (WetSuit). Image Environmental, Inc. uses both long-established methods and state-of-the-art technologies. The work is performed by trained IMAGE personnel in … Read More

Gardner raises its hand for big bomber ‘Project School’ in Midwest Commerce Center

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BY KRISTA KLAUS, Managing Editor Published in 10.11.17 edition of the MetroWire Media email newsletter The City of Gardner has approved a 615,600-square foot manufacturing, distribution and call center facility in Midwest Commerce Center, a 155-acre, $160 million industrial park adjacent to New Century AirCenter in Southwest Johnson County. The $38 million project, known as “Project School,” will employ 250 … Read More

Company Profile: Aerocharger

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Aerocharger (402 New Century Pkwy, New Century, KS 66031) Since 1976, the Aerocharger Turbo Systems has brought next-level turbo technology to the high-performance world. The “Aerocharger” is a variable vane, self-contained & self-lubricating turbo that offers significantly faster spooling, ultra-high efficiency and simplified installation over traditional turbocharger technology. Aerocharger also offers aftermarket Aerocharger Turbo System kits for many different powersports, … Read More

Company Profile: Stenner Pump Company

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Stenner Pump Company (401 Prairie Village Dr., New Century, KS) Established in 1957 in Jacksonville, Florida, the Stenner Pump Company manufactures peristaltic pumps for reliable and accurate dosing of liquid solutions in a variety of applications, including animal health pharmaceuticals, agriculture/feedlots, swimming pools, car washes. The pump components are manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, and then shipped … Read More

Welcome New Bronze Investor: Penmac Staffing Services

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In its simplest terms, staffing is a way to connect job seekers with employers, but at Penmac Staffing it’s about more than that—it’s about people. Employment plays such a vital role in both personal and professional lives—Penmac staffing specialists work to get to know each job seeker, HR manager and business owner to understand their unique goals and challenges. Penmac … Read More

Welcome New Gold Investor: HarenLaughlin Construction

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When HarenLaughlin Construction was founded in 1932, Charles W. Haren, Sr. ingrained his personal values into the company; integrity, professionalism and craftsmanship. Now under third generation ownership, this employee-owned and operated business holds true to the principles of its founder providing quality craftsmanship, exceptional value and outstanding customer service in general construction services.

Cold-Storage Plant Gets Cold Shoulder from Neighbors, But Ultimately Wins Approval

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BY ROXIE HAMMILL, Special to The Star The shadow of the Kimberly-Clark plant loomed over plans for a big new cold-storage plant near Gardner, as neighbors last week protested the development plans for Lineage Logistics. Ultimately, though, the county commission unanimously approved the facility, which will be on the northwest corner of 159th Street and New Century Parkway. About a dozen … Read More