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MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Liquid environmental solutions acquired St. Louis Disposal Solutions, a provider of grease traps, used cooking oil, industrial and municipal waste treatment services.
MTM acquired Veyo, the third largest broker in the non-emergency medical transportation industry.
MOVINGPizza Dog Town moved to a newly renovated facility at 3843 Garfield Avenue to allow for increased production and combine all operations under one roof. The facility, formerly the headquarters of St. Louis Paper & Box Co., now houses Dogtown Pizza, Fox River Dairy Products and crust and threads.
PARTNERSHIPSSchlafly beer and WellBeing Brewing Co. announced a strategic joint venture to combine the strength of Schlafly’s management and operational capabilities with WellBeing’s expertise as a growing non-alcoholic craft beer player.
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PROJECTSImpact Strategies manages an 8,900 square foot tenant finishing project for American water at Building 111 in Alton, Illinois. American Water plans to use the space for corporate call center operations. The million-dollar project is Impact’s eighth interior renovation to the five-story building at 111 East Fourth Street, formerly known as the Millers Mutual Building, since Giant City Properties acquired it in 2017. .
Poettker construction opened two distribution centers and warehouses totaling more than 945,000 square feet for the Gateway 85 development initiative in Gastonia, North Carolina.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSaint-Louis start-up Kwemawhich produces smart badges for employee safety, won the top cash prize of $25,000 at the Molson Coors Summerfest Tech Pitch competition.
JD Power rated Hotel in Drury the highest level of guest satisfaction among upper-midscale hotel chains. This recognition marks the 17th consecutive year Drury has won the Customer Satisfaction Award.
XIL Healthcreator of a vaccine tracking tool, was recognized on the Healthcare Technology Report’s Top 100 Health Technology Companies of 2022 list.
MEDICAL RESEARCH GRANTSHere are some of the medical research grants awarded to scientists in the region:
The grant • $2.94 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
The study • Study the biosynthetic gene clusters of fungi found in the extreme environment and Superfund site, the Berkeley Pit in Montana.