business expansion

Ever since purchasing the Williams Building last fall, Main Street Guthrie Center has been working hard to renovate the two unused retail spaces and find new businesses to lease them. After months of repairs, renovations and volunteer work, an organization is finally preparing to move into the old Breadeaux Pizza location. Read more »

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The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to seven companies for job creation and expansion projects, including Nutrom in Panora. These awards will assist in the creation of 204 jobs and will result in over $57 million in new capital investment for the state. Read more »

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Nutritional Services Manager Joel Schmidt (front row, second from the right) and his staff cut the ribbon signaling the official opening, surrounded by members of the Audubon Chamber of Commerce.

The Nutritional Services division of AMVC celebrated the grand opening of their new facility on Thursday, Oct. 29 with a ribbon cutting by the Audubon Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

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An expansion at West Central® Cooperative in Ralston will expand demand for soybeans and create at least 11 full time jobs. News of the $27 million, multi-year project was announced on June 3 by the company. Read more »

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During a news conference and public rollout at the 3,500-member cooperative’s headquarters near the Greene County/Carroll County line, Milan Kucerak, president and CEO of West Central, said the SoyPlus expansion would create demand for an additional 6 million bushels of soybeans annually and 11 jobs. The company plans to begin hiring immediately. Read more »

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Darko Bilic and Puck Custom Enterprises founder Ben Puck christen the company’s first retail store, located in Croatia.

Puck Custom Enterprises is poised to take advantage of the growing Eastern European market for swine technology. Read more »

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U.S. Rep. Steve King (left) and Scranton Manufacturing President Michael McLaughlin examine some workmanship on a truck Tuesday.

Scranton Manufacturing, a family-owned business formed with farm boy pluck that’s growing with increasingly strong international reach, should “easily double” its local workforce in the next decade, company president Michael McLaughlin said. Read more »

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BetteR Designs has found a new home at 706 East Main Street in Panora. The custom embroidery and digitizing business offers designs for ad specialty companies, businesses, schools and sport teams, with quality embroidery and digitizing on all kinds of fabrics, textures, and apparel. Read more »

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Governor Branstad visited Power Lift while in Greene County. The father-son team of Jeff and Chris Conner led a tour of the facility and discussed plans for expansion. Read more »

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