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Morley, Mo., company manufactures dump bodies, snow and ice removal equipment
A subsidiary of Viking-Cives Inc., Viking-Cives Midwest manufactures dump bodies and snow and ice removal equipment. It also installs related attachments.
Procter & Gamble's influence felt through Southeast Missouri
The 3.48 million-square-foot facility adjacent to Trail of Tears State Park has about 1,200 employees -- not including contract workers -- who make three of the company's 23 products that grossed more than $1 billion in sales last year. Those three products are Bounty, Pampers and Charmin.
Wagon building a labor of love for Dexter resident
DEXTER, Mo. -- Jerry Brown has built 661 wagons, but don't bother asking him for a blueprint. Brown, 71, began building pack-drawn wagons 25 years ago. The longtime Dexter resident said he has always made them strictly from memory. "People call weekly asking how they can buy a set of plans," Brown said. "I tell them we have no drawn-out plans and they are all in my head.
Scott City's Pavestone plant supplies products to six-state area
The plant is one of 16 manufacturing facilities that makes concrete paving stones and retaining wall units for customers in more than 40 states. The company's largest customers are Wal-Mart and Home Depot.
Maker of plastic products, Jackson company Nordenia USA boasts international flavor
Its parent company, Nordenia International, was founded by Peter Mager in Germany 43 years ago. Today the company that makes automotive, garden, pet care, metal and plastic products, among others, employs more than 3,000 people at subsidiaries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North Americ
Fruitland manufacturer Major Custom Cable supplies cables to Fortune 500 companies
As a manufacturer of data and communication cables for Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, as well as government agencies including NASA and the Department of Defense, the Fruitland-based business ships between 5,000 and 7,000 cables each day. Many of those fiber optic cables are used to provide high-speed Internet and data network access for businesses.
Passion for hunting spawns business for Frohna duo at Indian Creek Shooting Systems
An offshoot of their tool-and-die company River Hills Tool and Die, Indian Creek Shooting Systems supplies choke tubes to Bass Pro Shops and other retailers throughout the U.S. Since January, roughly 3,000 have been shipped out of the 7,000-square-foot facility at 5950 Main St. in Frohna. The company produced 3,000 total in 2008 and expects to produce 5,000 this year. The choke tubes sell for between $71 and $79.
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Cape Chamber After Hours May 19

Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours May 19, 2015 at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau.