Author archive for Matt Fernandes

  • This site plan shows the future five buildings of a new industrial park in St. Charles County, built on previously vacant land.

    Developer launches new $129M St. Charles County industrial park, starting with a 500,000-square-foot industrial building

    This article originally ran in Aviation Pros on Nov. 23, 2022.  A new $129 million speculative industrial investment in St. Charles…

  • Livestock on a cargo plane

    St. Louis Airport Looks to Beef Up Livestock Flights

    This article originally ran in Aviation Pros on Nov. 23, 2022.  A new herd of passengers could soon be departing St.…

  • More than 2,000 new transportation projects began in Missouri and Illinois in the first year after a major federal infrastructure funding bill, according to an industry group study. Photo of a tractor and road work cones.

    2,000-plus Missouri and Illinois transportation projects start in first year of federal infrastructure legislation

    This article originally ran in the St. Louis Business Journal on Nov. 22, 2022.  More than 2,000 new transportation projects began…

  • A rendering of two speculative warehouses at an industrial park in St. Charles County. One was recently completed, with the other under construction.

    New industrial space in St. Charles County finds a major tenant in auto parts distributor

    This article originally ran in the St. Louis Business Journal on Nov. 21, 2022.  An auto parts distributor will occupy most…

  • AZZ Inc. logo

    AZZ Establishes Washington, Missouri, Aluminum Coil Coating Facility

    This article originally ran in Area Development on Nov. 11, 2022.  AZZ Inc., the leading independent provider of hot-dip galvanizing and…

  • Masao Nishi

    A CONVERSATION WITH AN INDUSTRY LEADER — The 2022 CSCMP Distinguished Service Award Winner Masao Nishi has spent his career helping companies put into practice the latest in supply chain thought leadership

    This article originally ran in the Supply Chain Quarterly in the Quarter 3, 2022 issue.  IN MANY WAYS, Masao Nishi’s career…

  • Kaskaskia Regional Port District

    Department of Transportation Announces $703 Million In Port Infrastructure Grants

    This article originally ran in the Waterways Journal on November 4, 2022.  The U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $703…

  • This rendering shows the exterior facade of proposed new warehouses in St. Louis County.

    $188M industrial park would add to the sector’s boom in St. Louis County

    This article originally ran in the St. Louis Business Journal on November 7, 2022.  A developer is proposing a $188 million…

  • Contegra Construction's Distribution Facility at Gateway Tradeport in Pontoon Beach

    Contegra Construction Completes Fourth Distribution Facility at Gateway Tradeport in Pontoon Beach

    This article originally ran on stlouiscnr.com on November 2, 2022.  Since launching in 2019, Gateway Tradeport in Pontoon Beach, Ill. has…

  • A high school student trains on a simulator

    Southern Illinois Students Show Growing Interest In Paid Training For Work In Skilled Trades

    This article originally ran on stlouiscnr.com on October 26, 2022.  Interest in learning about and training for a career in one…