Here are this morning’s top headlines from across Missouri.
Mallinckrodt, the Hazelwood-based pharmaceutical company, has eliminated 5 percent of the positions at a St. Louis plant where workers manufacture contrast imaging products, and 15 percent of its workforce at a pharmaceutical plant in New York. Among the reasons given was reduced product demand.
Barton Nelson, a family-owned specialty advertising product manufacturer based in Kansas City, has closed after operating for 53 years. The firm is known mainly for transforming the sticky note from a blank piece of paper into a multicolor, self-adhesive marketing tool.
Overland Park, Kan., engineering giant Black & Veatch is working with electrical vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc. to build a network of more than 400 charging stations across the U.S. by the end of 2015 and build networks in parts of Europe and China.
Around 50 people gathered at the State Capitol to hear arguments against a proposed constitutional amendment to limit regulations on farmers and ranchers in Missouri. Opponents of the “Right to Farm” ballot measure say state law already protects farmers and ranchers, and the proposal is really geared toward protecting corporations that engage in large-scale farming and animal-producing operations.
J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood has launched a franchising program to expand the restaurant brand across the nation. The restaurant, owned by Kansas City-based Houlihan’s Restaurants Inc., expects to open two or three new locations each year.
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