Editor's Note:
Before all of our Power Breakfast events, we bring the panelists to the Business Record for a pre-event meeting on the topic and to banter through potential questions. We always leave that meeting wishing we could have invited our entire audience into the room with us to hear the informal discussion. So we decided this year to host a series of what we are calling Power Roundtables, and invited members from a variety of industries to have a discussions about the trends, opportunities and challenges they are facing as we head into 2014. We recorded each conversation on video, which can be viewed on our website. Not only did we get a variety of story ideas for 2014 and beyond, but we also had our reporters pull out some key takeaways and observations from the discussions. For our third roundtable, we hope you enjoy this inside look at the opportunities and challenges that are facing Iowa’s manufacturing industry. - Chris Conetzkey, editor of the Business Record



Panelists: (left to right)
Steve L'Heureux - President & CEO, Ryko Solutions Inc.
Mike Ralston - President & CEO, Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Andy Hansen - Factory Manager, John Deere Des Moines Works
Rob Denson - President, Des Moines Area Community College

Moderators:
Chris Conetzkey - Editor, Business Record
Joe Gardyasz - Senior Staff Writer, Business Record