3:54 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Macon airport reopens with new runway


Macon’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.

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.

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2:51 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

POET Biorefinery re-opens after 3 month closure

Photo courtesy of Poet Biorefining KBIA

The POET Biorefinery ethanol plant in Macon reopened April 15 after being shut down for nearly three months.

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5:56 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

What the temporary POET plant closure means for Macon

President Barack Obama visited the POET plant in Macon in April 2010.
Credit File photo / KBIA

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.

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