Elderberry business grows with help from MU Extension’s Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – After dealing with Crohn’s disease for 15 years, Emilia Rizzuto learned about the health benefits of elderberries. When she found out that Missouri grows a lot of elderberries, she developed an elderberry syrup that led to founding her business, All Things Elderberry.

Business Development Program celebrates performance of staff, teams

MISSOURI – On Jan. 27, 2021, the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program (BDP) recognized members for their performance and accomplishments during the organization’s first virtual professional development conference. The annual celebration awards individuals and teams for performance in the most recent fiscal year.

University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program celebrates performance of statewide staff and teams

/**/ Columbia, MO – On Wednesday, January 29, 2020 members of the University of Missouri Extension - Business Development Program (BDP) were recognized for their performance and accomplishments.

Bruin Manufacturing Co.

The challenge Bruin Manufacturing, an Iowa manufacturer, is a reliable and innovative leader in the plastics injection molding business. Bruin Manufacturing had many ideas for growing and maintaining their competitiveness with overseas companies, but needed resources to help their ideas become

Hastings Irrigation Pipe Co.

The challenge Hastings Irrigation Pipe Co. is a leading manufacturer of aluminum products, specializing in pipe and tubing, tool and die, fittings and pumps, custom fabrication and powder coating. The company found itself facing increased competition from fabricators outside the U.S.

Mercury Communications, Inc.

The challenge Mercury Communications, Inc., a cellular tower manufacturer in Fenton, Mo., has been receiving assistance from the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) since June 2013 to improve training, marketing and advertising.

PWI, Inc.

The challenge PWI, Inc., a Kansas manufacturer, pioneered aviation interior lighting in 1972 with custom-made fluorescent lights and more recently has become the resident expert in LED lighting.

Major Custom Cable Inc.

The challenge Major Custom Cable Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of data and communication cables in the U.S., started receiving assistance from the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistanc

McCormick Armstrong Co. Inc.

The challenge McCormick Armstrong Co. Inc., a Kansas manufacturer, offers a world of printing solutions from domestic commercial sheet-fed and web printing, digital printing, bindery, mailing and fulfillment to a vast array of international production solutions.

KC Tent & Awning Company

The challenge KC Tent & Awning Company, a tent and awning manufacturer in Kansas City, Mo., began receiving assistance from the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) in May 2011 to grow the capacity of the sales team, develop and implement a marketing strategy, complete a lead based process review or custom production system to develop more efficie

Express Scale Parts, Inc.

The challenge Express Scale Parts, Inc., a scale and bagging equipment manufacturer, has been receiving assistance from the Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) since 2010.

DTE, Inc. — Lebanon

DTE, Inc. provides custom automation and tooling for a wide variety of industries — automotive and agricultural, medical and pharmaceutical and consumer products that span life.

HY-C Company, Inc. - St. Louis

The HY-C Company has faced numerous threats and challenges in its nearly 70-year history. But this one was different.

Aspen Spas — St. Louis

Aspen Spas, which has built custom hot tubs and specialized spas for a quarter century, entered the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program in late 2014.

Custom Powder Systems — Springfield

Custom Powder Systems (CPS) designs, builds and automates the equipment used to dispense, size, mill and blend the powders used in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. The company also provides cleaning systems that rid these machines of powder residue, preventing cross contamination, ensuring FDA safety regulations are met and protecting the machine operators.