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Dynamic Distribution Expands Warehouse at Detroit Reman Building Emporia Gazette 10/23/2021
RDA to submit Federal Grant proposal for microfactory Emporia Gazette 10/08/2021
Community Solutions LLC creates 250 jobs in Emporia State of Kansas 08/18/2021

Biodiesel facility demolition and Fanestil move at RDA Board meeting

KVOE News 07/16/2021
Longtime RDA President Kent Heermann Announces Retirement  Emporia Gazette 06/18/2021
Progress 2021 Simmons Pet Food experiences continued growth despite pandemic Emporia Gazette 01/23/2021
RDA Recommends $6.8 million Quick Trip Development Project  Emporia Gazette 12/13/2020
Dynamic Distribution Expanding Warehouse Emporia Gazette 10/23/2020
Emporia Kansas Thriving Pet Nutrition Cluster LinkedIn 10/12/2020
Pet Food production tech creates need for skilled labor Pet Food Industry 08/20/2020
Hopkins Acquires Roadsport Splash Guards Media Release 04/29/2020
Simmons Opens $60 million Facility in Emporia, Kansas Emporia Gazette 06/06/2019
Michelin Completes the Acquisition of CAMSO Press Release 12/18/2018
RDA 25th Anniversary Publication Emporia Gazette 11/30/2018
Still Going Strong Emporia Gazette 08/22/2018
ValuNet FIBER Announces completion of Construction Media Release 08/15/2018
Simmons Pet Food Expanding Emporia, Kansas Facility Business Facilities 11/1/2017
Quit Your Job: 7 Places In The U.S. So Cheap You Can Afford To Be An Entrepreneur Forbes 9/6/2017
Made in Kansas Day – Hostess Brands 13WIBW 4/2/2017
Fanestil celebrates ribbon cutting ceremony at new location Emporia Gazette 9/2/2015
Right in the Middle of the Pet Food Industry Kansas City Star 4/30/2015
Twinkies Miracle Comeback Forbes  4/15/2015
Hostess Brands Ribbon Cutting Emporia Gazette 4/8/2015
Emporia Celebrates Expanded Hostess Plant Kansas City Star 4/3/2015
Hostess Ribbon Cutting April 8, 2015 Emporia RDA 4/8/2015
Birch Earns Prestigious “Center of Excellence” Recognition PR Newswire 2/9/2015
Tyson Foods Emporia Plant Adds Production Line, Jobs Emporia Gazette 12/30/2014
Lyon County granted E-Community Status Emporia Gazette  12/11/2014
Hopkins wins industry’s top innovation award Emporia Gazette 11/24/2015
Dynamic Discs Doubles Warehouse Space Emporia Gazette 8/28/2014
Gov. Brownback attends Hostess Ribbon Cutting Emporia Gazette 7/18/2014
More Twinkies rolling off the line Kansas City Star 7/11/2014
Simmons Expansion Emporia RDA 4/23/2014
Hopkins Canada Emporia RDA 4/18/2014
Dynamic Discs Announces Expansion Emporia RDA 1/7/2014
Hostess Announces Expansion Emporia Gazette 7/18/2014
Hopkins wins product showcase award Emporia Gazette 11/7/2013
Site Selection Magazine – Article on Emporia Hostess Brands Site Selection 11/2013
Hopkins Manufacturing Celebrates 60 Years Hopkins 8/20/2013
Hostess Brands Closing, November 21, 2012 Emporia RDA 11/21/2012
Hopkins Acquires F3 Brands Emporia RDA 4/3/2012
Hopkins Paradise Road Press Release Emporia RDA 4/3/2012
Menu Foods Midwest Purchased September 28, 2010 Emporia RDA 9/28/2010
Tyson Slaughter is Done Emporia RDA 1/30/2008
Hill’s Picks Emporia for New Plant Emporia RDA 6/20/2007
Westar Energy Emporia Energy Center Emporia RDA 8/22/2006