When Western Fireproofing opened in the 1930s, its name indicated exactly what the business offered, using plaster and gypsum blocks to make buildings safer.
After World War II, the company got out of the fireproofing business and expanded into other subcontracting services, such as building roof decks and floor underlayments and installing glue-laminated timbers and folding wall partitions.
Despite its evolution, its name remained the same until recently. (more…)
According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, these entrepreneurs pay more than $264 billion in wages to more than 8 million employees, and their companies contribute more than $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy. (more…)
Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the nation, so it should be no surprise that Chicken N Pickle has expansion plans of its own.
The owners of the North Kansas City hotspot broke ground on their second location in May in Wichita, but the expansion won’t stop there. Kellen Mumm, vice president of business development, said the company could have as many as 10 locations within three years.
“We’re going to ramp up quickly,” he said. (more…)