Category Archives: Iowa

East Penn set to create 350 jobs in Oelwein.

OELWEIN, Iowa – East Penn Manufacturing plans to expand its facility in Oelwein, investing $64 million  and creating 350 jobs in Northeast Iowa. East Penn is a manufacturer of specialty batteries and accessories for agricultural, automotive, commercial ...

3M gets state assistance for Knoxville expansion.

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – The Iowa Economic Development Authority recently approved an incentive package in support of plans to retool 3M Knoxville to produce new tapes and adhesives. The updates to the plant and equipment will require a $25.8 million capital i ...

Frontier Co-op to expand in three Iowa locations.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Frontier Co-op is planning to expand its facilities in Belle Plaine, Norway and Urbana, a project that is expected to create 33 jobs. Frontier Co-op specializes in natural and organic products, including herbs, spices, foods, teas and ...

Creative Composites creates growth in Clarksville.

CLARKSVILLE, Iowa — Creative Composites will expand its manufacturing facility in Clarksville and add 16 workers to the company’s payroll. Creative Composites manufactures specialty door cores. To accommodate a new specialty door core that the co ...

Martin Brothers to expand Cedar Falls distribution hub.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Martin Brothers is planning to expand its distribution center in Cedar Falls and add 35 employees. The Iowa Economic Development Authority recently approved tax incentives in support of Martin Brothers’ expansion to its existing f ...

Probioferm plans expansion in Urbandale.

DES MOINES, Iowa —Probioferm LLC is planning a $1.9 million expansion at its facility in Urbandale, a Des Moines suburb. Probioferm grows beneficial bacteria cultures and manufactures custom blends, nutritional supplements, gels and pastes. The comp ...

American Packaging to expand in Story City.

STORY CITY, Iowa — American Packaging Corporation (APC) will expand its facility and add two new printing presses, a triplex laminator and ancillary equipment in Story City, a project that will create 94 permanent jobs. APC is an integrated, flexibl ...

Craft beers brew up $100M Iowa industry.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Wine and Beer Promotion Board offered up refreshing news recently: The economic impact of the craft brewing industry in Iowa exceeded $100 million in 2014. Data showed that Iowa’s craft brewing industry also generated 1,500 ...

BoDeans awarded incentives for expansion.

LE MARS, Iowa – BoDeans Cone Company, a subsidiary of BoDeans Baking Group, is planning to invest approximately $4.5 million to expand its warehouse at its Le Mars facility. The Iowa Economic Development Authority board awarded tax benefits to BoDeans t ...

ProduceRun creates platform for online farmers markets.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — ProduceRun has developed a software platform that serves as a farmers market on the World Wide Web. The ProduceRun website includes technology allowing farmers to upload information about their farm goods along with photos and pric ...

HLT bringing to market new test prep apps.

CORALVILLE, Iowa – Higher Learning Technologies has won a $300,000 loan from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to help bring to market a new educational software product, including hiring key personnel. HLT started in Coralville in 2012 with a s ...

Ames startup readies PetMeasure for market.

AMES, Iowa — Maher Technologies is an Ames startup that has developed PetMeasure, a dog collar that enables veterinarians and animal owners to remotely monitor an animal’s core temperature and ambient humidity. The goal of the system is to provide an ...

VSI Aerospace rocket science gets a boost from IEDA.

AMES, Iowa — The team at VSI Aerospace Inc. are experts at interpreting the concepts basic to rocket science into educational games. The company is beta testing its product, DAVinCI Flight, a game designed to fill a need for effective tools for teaching ...