Monthly Archives April 2018

American Construction Metals will open manufacturing plant in Shawnee – Kansas City Business Journal

American Construction Metals said Monday that it will locate a new manufacturing and distribution plant in Shawnee.

The Wisconsin-based company said the facility will begin with 15 employees, though that number is expected to grow to 100 during the next five years. ACM is leasing 120,000 square feet of Building 3 in the WestLink Business Center, near Kansas Highway 7 and 43rd Street. Whitney Kerr Jr. and Rob Holland of Cushman & Wakefield led the real estate team for the project.

The Shawnee plant will be ACM’s fifth. It will produce steel and aluminum exterior building products, including roofing accessories, gutter and rainware accessories, trim coil, and siding and soffit accessories...

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Shawnee County is seeking a new district court judge to replace retiring Judge Joseph Johnson

Shawnee County District Court Judge Joseph Johnson will retire July 31 and the Third Judicial District nominating commission needs qualified candidates to replace him on the bench.

Candidates can apply or be nominated, but nominations must come on a nomination form and include the nominee’s signature. The deadline to submit is noon May 4.

A nominee for district judge must be:

• at least 30 years old.

• a lawyer admitted to practice in Kansas and engaged in the practice of law for at least five years, whether as a lawyer, judge, or full-time teacher at an accredited law school;

• a resident of the judicial district at the time of taking office and while holding office.

One original and seven copies of the nominating form must be mailed to Justice Marla Luckert, Kansas Judicial Center, 301 S...

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Kansas senators adopt bills on religious freedom, minimum age of governor candidates

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The Kansas Senate voted to approve bills Thursday offering legal protection to organizations that infuse religious doctrine into placement of children for adoption and setting at 30 the minimum age for becoming a candidate for governor or lieutenant governor.

Both pieces of legislation, the subject of significant debate a day earlier in the Senate, require affirmation from the House before placed on the desk of Gov. Jeff Colyer.

In terms of the minimum age legislation, the Senate voted 29-9 for House Bill 2539, which requires that candidates for governor and lieutenant governor be at least 30 years old. The House version of the same bill would allow individuals as young as 18 to stand for election to those two offices...

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