Business briefs for March 29, 2011.

Bank 21 names two

Bank 21, based in Blue Springs, has named two new executives:

David Slater has been named vice president. His office will be in Blue Springs, and his duties will include human resources, operations and compliance. He has more than 25 years experience in the financial service industry.


Julie Edenburn has been named assistant vice president. She has 17 years of experience in the industry, and she will be the bank’s loan administrator and work on loan compliance.

Crysler Thriftway customers give most

A local store – Crysler Thriftway, 2604 South Crysler Ave. in Independence – led all Kansas City area grocery stores in raising money for the Harvesters Check-Out Hunger campaign during the holidays.

Customers at the store gave $1,064, enough for 5,320 meals for the hungry. Overall, the campaign raised $341,000 from donations online and at grocery store check-out lanes. Harvesters barrels also brought in 55 tons of food. In all, the campaign brought in enough for more than 1.8 million meals. 

Contract for ATK

The U.S. Navy has awarded Alliant Techsystems a $49 million contract to make a new special operations ammunition round. The company operates the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence.

The new ammunition will be manufactured in 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm calibers and is to have improved accuracy, stronger barrier penetration, and less of a muzzle flash. The company will make the round at its plant in Anoka, Minn.