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  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 11:04 AM
    A spokeswoman for a top Iowa pork producer told U.S. senators Wednesday that farmers and meatpacking plants face severe labor shortages and need the federal government to allow them to employ immigrant workers year-round. 

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:41 AM
    Winnebago Industries Inc. announced it will buy Barletta Pontoon Boats, an Indiana-based boat manufacturer, for more than $300 million in a deal that will further expand its marine business, Bloomberg News reported.

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 2:43 PM
    Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer based in Des Moines, announced that its Kemin Biofuels division has begun customer trials of a new low-dose enzyme aimed at reducing production costs for biofuels producers.

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 2:43 PM
    Third-generation Iowa manufacturer Vermeer Corp. is among four Midwest-based, family-owned companies featured in the Creators Wanted virtual series produced by the National Association of Manufacturers.

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 10:41 AM
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer federal assistance to Iowa farmers and other U.S. producers who had to destroy hogs, turkeys and chickens they were unable to get processed during last year's COVID-19-related supply-chain disruptions.

  • Monday, June 28, 2021 2:50 PM
    Dose Steelworks, which makes Headhunter brand trailers, corn reels and rock boxes for farmers, has announced plans to expand to Story City.

  • Monday, June 28, 2021 10:57 AM
    A massive, “COVID-friendly” beef processing facility is planned for southwest Iowa that promises to create hundreds of jobs and boost the region’s economy by more than a billion dollars a year. 

  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 11:09 AM
    Winnebago Industries reported third-quarter net income of $71.3 million, rebounding from a net loss of $12.4 million in the year-ago quarter that was affected by the start of the pandemic.

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 10:59 AM
    The Cedar Rapids City Council on Tuesday approved the city’s standard tax incentives for FedEx to build a massive $108.6 million warehouse and distribution center that will create 434 mostly part-time jobs.

  • Monday, June 21, 2021 3:35 PM
    An analysis of nearly 300 U.S. cities places Elkhart, Ind., as the top city where U.S. manufacturing is thriving, according to an analysis by AdvisorSmith Solutions Inc., a New York-based small business insurance firm.

  • Monday, June 21, 2021 10:46 AM
    The Cedar Rapids City Council is slated Tuesday to consider financial incentives for an immense FedEx warehouse and distribution facility proposed for the city — a $108.6 million investment that would create 434 mostly part-time jobs. 

  • Molding the future of plastics in Iowa
    Friday, June 4, 2021 6:00 AM

  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:33 PM
    The Port of Blencoe, which officially opened Wednesday, has already seen a few barges in and out of that stretch of the upper Missouri River for the first time in over 15 years.

  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:39 AM
    As one of the world's largest meat suppliers resumed production today after a ransomware attack, its Ottumwa pork plant was still cutting some shifts.

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:24 AM
    Kemin Industries Inc. on Tuesday celebrated the start of construction of the newest expansion to its Des Moines headquarters campus. The new facility, a $4.5 million investment by the global ingredients company, will provide a central showcase for products developed by the Kemin Application Solutions team. The planned 11,700-square-foot building will be located just to the east of Kemin’s corporate headquarters building, and across the street from the company’s nearly completed quality control laboratory facility that broke ground less than a year ago.

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