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How Graybar’s $750 million financing deal is transforming the company

Graybar, a Clayton-based, employee-owned company that often gets ranked in many “Top Workplaces” lists nationwide, managed to secure a massive $750 million financing deal last year. According to the electrical product’s distributor, the impressive amount will be used to fund its expansion plans as well as subsidize its general working capital needs. When Graybar first […]

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$2M renovation ongoing for historic Witte Hardware Building in Laclede’s Landing

One of the most recognizable façades in Downtown St. Louis is getting a facelift. The 117-year-old Witte Hardware Building in historic Laclede’s Landing is now undergoing renovations worth $2 million. Creve Coeur, MO-based Drury Development Corporation is overseeing the project, which started in September 2017. Pinnacle Contracting served as the general contractor, while the Lawrence […]

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Historic $115M industrial campus rising in St. Louis Metro

Global technology service provider World Wide Technology (WWT) is getting two new buildings in the Metro East region. The St. Louis, MO-based technology systems integrator is investing on a massive development project within the 2,300-acre Gateway Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL. TriStar Properties is spearheading the project, with Contegra Construction taking charge of building operations. […]

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The Third Industrial Revolution and the Salvation of our Industrialized Cities

The Second Industrial Revolution occurred between 1870-1914. The City of St. Louis’ population peaked in 1960 with 750,026 residents. Today, the population in St. Louis is 308,626. The decline in population can be attributed to deindustrialization. Cities like St. Louis were once densely populated, as people had to live within walking distance of work and […]

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