Business/Economy

Business and economy news and issues in the Ozarks.

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A Springfield company which manufactures advanced electronics security and monitoring products says it’s expanding, a move that will create 65 new jobs.

The $7 million investment by Digital Monitoring Products was announced today as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebration.

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Employers from a variety of industries will participate in a job fair next month to help the more than 200 Mammoth, Inc. employees who will soon lose their jobs.

The plant, which makes heat, cooling and ventilation systems, announced last week it was moving its operation in east Springfield to other plants throughout the U.S.

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A pilot project aimed at offering high school students better real world experience has begun enrollment for its first two course strands.

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Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development is coming to the aid of some 200 employees who learned this week they’ll soon be out of a job.

Workers at the Mammoth, Inc. plant in east Springfield were notified on Tuesday that the facility will close toward the end of the year, with layoffs beginning as early as July. Parent company Nortek says it's moving the Springfield operation to other plants throughout the United States.

Mammoth makes heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

Chris Smiley spent most of Tuesday moving the last of the boxes out of Sac Osage Hospital in rural Osceola, MO. In the months after the small town’s only hospital closed for good, the facility’s CEO has been selling off supplies and making arrangements to transition her patients’ care to other places. The building itself is set to be demolished.

“We arranged to have another facility take over our clinic,” Smiley said. “There will be ambulance service in the community. There’s a heli-pad that will be maintained by the ambulance bay.”

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