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Prestage Foods plans 1,000 jobs at Iowa pork facility.

MASON CITY, Iowa — Prestage Farms will build and operate a new fresh pork processing facility in Mason City. The company expects to employ as many as 1,000 people in a single shift. Future expansion plans will be able to accommodate a second shift wit ...

TrueNorth to remodel Cedar Rapids office, add 57 jobs.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — TrueNorth Insurance and Financial Strategies is planning a $2.5 million expansion of its downtown Cedar Rapids corporate headquarters. TrueNorth plans to build out 17,000 square feet of enclosed but unfinished space on the second f ...

GE to upgrade West Burlington facility.

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – GE Industrial Solutions, a subsidiary of General Electric, will remodel and upgrade its West Burlington facility, investing more than $7 million and creating 128 jobs. GE Industrial Solutions provides customers across various ind ...

QFP creates 200 jobs in Denison.

DENISON, Iowa — Quality Food Processors (QFP) will add almost 200 jobs as a result of a planned $22.1 million facilities acquisition and expansion project in Denison. QFP makes bacon and cooked meats by processing on contract for brands such as King ...

GoDaddy.com goes bigger with Hiawatha facility.

HIAWATHA, Iowa — GoDaddy.com plans to invest $6 million to expand its customer care center in Hiawatha, adding 131 jobs. GoDaddy.com operates the world’s largest domain marketplace. With almost 13 million customers in 37 countries, the company provide ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ventech brings 200 new jobs to Urbandale.

URBANDALE, Iowa–Ventech Solutions, Inc. plans to open an office in Urbandale and create at least 200 jobs. The office will supply help desk support for users of Ventech software systems and house an application development team. Based in Columbus, O ...

Sioux City wins Seaboard Triumph pork plant.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Seaboard Triumph Foods, a joint venture of Seaboard Farms and Triumph Foods, will build a $264 million pork processing plant in Sioux City that will employ more than 1,000 workers. The company has agreed to purchase a 250-acre site i ...

ConAgra will expand Waterloo snack production facility.

WATERLOO, Iowa – ConAgra Foods plans to invest $55 million to expand its Waterloo manufacturing facility, adding a production line for David sunflower seed snacks. The project is expected to create 55 jobs in Waterloo. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, ConAgra ...

Weiler to add 106 jobs with Knoxville expansion.

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Weiler Inc., a manufacturer of heavy road building equipment, will expand its facility in Knoxville and add 106 jobs, according to a recent news release from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). Weiler expects to invest abou ...

Hy-Vee says hi to 105 new employees.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Hy-Vee Supermarkets plans to expand its headquarters in West Des Moines, according to a recent news release from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). In an application for tax credits from IEDA, the supermarket chain o ...

Silgan plans container factory in Burlington.

BURLINGTON, Iowa – Silgan Containers Manufacturing Corp., a California-based manufacturer of metal food containers, plans to build a manufacturing plant in Burlington, creating 120 jobs. The company expects the project will require an investment of $12 ...

Hirschbach Motor Lines plans new HQ in Dubuque.

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Hirschbach Motor Lines plans to locate a new headquarters office and add about 100 new workers in the historic Millwork District in Dubuque. The company plans to purchase and renovate the Kretschmer Manufacturing Building at the corner ...