- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)47
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/01/16)
Business memo 09/07/04
Spartech Corp. buys three divisions of VPIThe St. Louis-based Spartech Corp. recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of three divisions of Vinyl Plastics Inc., which is based in Wisconsin.
Those VPI operations acquired include the sheet products division that serves graphic arts, medical packaging and retail markets; the contract manufacturing division, which provides noncarpet flooring and sound barrier products to the transportation industry; and the film and converting division, which prints and laminates products for distribution. Sales of those three divisions run at an annual rate of around $110 million.
Spartech has 48 facilities in Canada, Mexico, Europe and the United States, including two in Cape Girardeau.
Two local companies get grants from stateThe Missouri Department of Economic Development and its Division of Workforce Development have approved a second round of customized training funds, totaling almost $2 million that will assist with employee training for 64 companies across the state. Among them are Jackson's Rubbermaid and Perryville's Sabreliner. Each of the companies will receive an $11,500 grant.
-- From staff reports