macon http://kbia.org en Macon airport reopens with new runway http://kbia.org/post/macon-airport-reopens-new-runway <p>Macon&rsquo;s Fower Memorial Airport reopened after being closed for five months for the construction of a new runway. City Administrator Allan Muncy said the improvement to the airport is very important because of what a big role the airport plays to the city.</p><p>The new runway is made of concrete and is 900 feet longer than the old one. The runway will support a new jet-fuel fueling system the airport recently added and allow bigger planes to fly into the airport, like the type that small businesses own.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:54:45 +0000 Madi Morris 41856 at http://kbia.org Macon airport reopens with new runway POET Biorefinery re-opens after 3 month closure http://kbia.org/post/poet-biorefinery-re-opens-after-3-month-closure <p>The POET Biorefinery ethanol plant in Macon reopened April 15 after being shut down for nearly three months. Fri, 03 May 2013 19:51:11 +0000 Turner Twyman 33140 at http://kbia.org POET Biorefinery re-opens after 3 month closure What the temporary POET plant closure means for Macon http://kbia.org/post/what-temporary-poet-plant-closure-means-macon <p>One of the largest economic engines in Macon, Mo. has temporarily halted production. High corn prices forced the Macon POET Biorefining’s ethanol plant to temporarily close. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:56:23 +0000 Jenn Cooper 28342 at http://kbia.org What the temporary POET plant closure means for Macon