Entries by Eric Ford

Why Ford suppliers are going underground (literally)

In the shadow of a Ford plant, auto suppliers toil 100 feet down in a former Kansas City limestone mine. By Jim Motavalli, May 1, 2015 I’ve been to a lot of unusual places in my long career as a journalist, but SubTropolis in Kansas City takes the cake. It’s the world’s largest underground storage facility, […]

Doing business 100 feet underground

Here’s a novel way to slash your business expenses in half: Relocate 100 feet underground. In the Midwest, many businesses have done just that. By Parija Kavilanz, May 1, 2015 In states like Missouri, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, there’s a growing number of firms doing business in subterranean spaces that were once mines. Starting in the […]