auto industry http://kcur.org en The Weekend To-Do List, March 7-9, 2014 http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-march-7-9-2014 <p>Want to get rid of the post-Mardi Gras blahs? Check out Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for March 7-9, 2014.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Golden! Girls Gone Wild!!! </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(Late Night </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns with cross-dressing satire of TV’s “The Golden Girls”), opens at 8 p.m. Friday with performances through March 31 at&nbsp;</span>Missie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> B’s, 805 W. </span>39th, Kansas City, Mo.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tickets: $18 (816-235-6222)</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:08:46 +0000 Steve Kraske, Brian McTavish & Beth Lipoff 52227 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List, March 7-9, 2014 What Ford's New Truck Means For Kansas City's Auto Industry http://kcur.org/post/what-fords-new-truck-means-kansas-citys-auto-industry <p>Automaker Ford <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/14/262357214/ford-unveils-f-150-with-aluminum-body">announced big changes to its F-150 pickup truck</a> at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday and that means big changes to Kansas City’s auto industry. Ford’s plant in Claycomo, Mo., is one of just two factories that builds the F-150, the most popular vehicle in America.</p><p>Starting with its 2015 model, the new F-150 will be manufactured mostly from aluminum, rather than much heavier steel.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:09:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 49802 at http://kcur.org What Ford's New Truck Means For Kansas City's Auto Industry Auto Manufacturing Expanding In Kansas City Area http://kcur.org/post/auto-manufacturing-expanding-kansas-city-area <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The Kansas City city council is expected to approve tax incentives for an expansion of the area's automotive manufacturing industry this afternoon.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Wednesday, a council committee endorsed ten-year tax abatement and $10.5 million in industrial revenue bonds to help turn a building in the east bottoms into a manufacturing facility for auto interior components. Troy Curran of Grupo Anolin says the company already has 2700 people working n North America.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:16:10 +0000 Steve Bell 47171 at http://kcur.org Union Numbers Drop In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/union-numbers-drop-missouri <p style="margin-left:.5in;">The <a href="http://www.bls.gov/">U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics</a> released <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.nr0.htm">union membership numbers</a> today. The percentage of Missouri workers who are members of a union dropped to less than nine percent in 2012, following two years of slight gains. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:58:14 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30845 at http://kcur.org Shifting Into Reverse, Detroit Automakers Lose Some Market Share http://kcur.org/post/shifting-reverse-detroit-automakers-lose-some-market-share Chrysler, Ford and General Motors gained market share in the past couple years. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:25:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16108 at http://kcur.org Shifting Into Reverse, Detroit Automakers Lose Some Market Share