Wire Rope Corporation of America, Inc. (WRCA), one of the largest manufacturers of wire rope, plans to move its corporate administrative office from St. Joseph, Mo., to Kansas City, Mo. The company will move into the Ambassador Building, located near the airport. The move is scheduled for Oct. 15.
Because of the company's growth during the past five years, it ran out of space in its current offices in St. Joseph, prompting its move to Kansas City. The plant will remain in St. Joseph.
"The move to the Ambassador Building at KCI will make for a relatively easy commute for WRCA's core St. Joseph-based employees and those residing in Kansas City, as well as provide our frequent flyers easy access to Kansas City International Airport," said WRCA CEO Ira Glazer. "The first-class office space will be a welcome improvement over the offices that have been added to our manufacturing plant."
WRCA operates eight manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It produces rope for cables in cranes used for construction, as well as in the oil and gas industries. It also produces structural cables and lifting products used in buildings, bridges and towers. Kansas City's Bartle Hall, the largest column-free exposition facility in the United States, is supported by structural strand assemblies manufactured by WRCA.
Completed in 2001, the Ambassador Building at KCI sits on a 23-acre campus and includes a conference facility that accommodates up to 300 people, a cafeteria with expansive kitchen facilities, a state-of-the-art security system and convenient access to Kansas City International Airport and Interstates 29 and 435.