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  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:57 AM
    A regional planning group sent a letter of intent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday, announcing its plans to apply to make much of Iowa and Illinois' shared section of the Mississippi River a federally recognized port statistical area. 

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 2:36 PM
    Shareholders of Raytheon and United Technologies Corp. have approved a merger that will make the combined entity the world's second-largest aerospace company, behind only Boeing.

  • Digital lab aims to assist small manufacturers in tech choices
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 AM

    How many Alliant Energy executives does it take to come up with an innovative economic development idea? Just two — at least to start with — followed by smart input and a lot of hard work by dozens of others, says Joel Schmidt, vice president of business development with Alliant. 



  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:56 AM
    Michael Foods, a Minnesota-based food manufacturer, officially opened its Norwalk facility on Wednesday. 

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:32 PM
    Honeywell International plans to close its Safety and Productivity Solutions office in Cedar Rapids by the end of the year, when its lease for the property expires. 

  • Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:54 AM
    A massive five-story warehouse and distribution center could bring thousands of jobs to the Des Moines metro. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:00 PM
    Elevate Advanced Manufacturing honored the past, present and future of advanced manufacturing at the 5th annual Legends in Manufacturing Awards Dinner on Tuesday. More than 200 people attended the event — the state’s largest celebration of advanced manufacturing —  at the Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:41 AM
    Des Moines manufacturing company EFCO Corp. has announced a senior leadership transition. After more than 38 years as chief executive officer, Al Jennings (top) has appointed Executive Vice President Curt Bennethum (bottom) as CEO. Scott Walter, the company’s chief operating officer, has added the title of president. Jennings, 84, will retain his current role as chairman of the board.

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:37 AM
    Collins Aerospace Mission Systems President Phil Jasper predicted stability but little growth in the company's Cedar Rapids-area workforce in some of the first public comments from local leaders since the new company was formed 10 months ago following United Technologies' $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins. 

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:35 PM
    More than a year and a half ago, consumer products giant Procter & Gamble announced it would cut 500 jobs at its Iowa City facility and shift production of hair and body care lines to a new mega-plant in West Virginia.

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:39 AM
    A farmers' cooperative in northwest Iowa is blaming the temporary shutdown of its corn-based ethanol plant on President Donald Trump's decision to exempt dozens of oil refineries from a federal law requiring them to blend ethanol with gasoline.

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:15 AM
    Winnebago Industries has agreed to purchase an Indiana RV company for an estimated $344 million in cash and stocks. 

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:54 AM
    Ground was broken last week in Mason City for a $35 million to $40 million tomato-growing project that will include a 16- to 17-acre greenhouse facility along with a 50,000-square-foot packinghouse and 47 jobs paying an average of about $17 an hour. 

  • Monday, September 9, 2019 2:46 PM
    Donald Boelens has been named CEO of Maytag Dairy Farms. 

  • Monday, September 9, 2019 2:45 PM
    Wells Enterprises Inc. has signed a purchase agreement with Eden Creamery LLC to acquire Halo Top, a low-calorie brand of ice cream. Terms were not disclosed. 

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