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Manufacturing & Logistics

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Leader Q&A: How might a recession affect manufacturing?

The following is a Q&A with Mike Ralston, president of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, about how the current economy is affecting manufacturing. 

What is the general outlook for the manufacturing industry in …

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English language learning grant program announced

A  new grant program has been announced that is designed to reduce language barriers in the workforce. According to a news release, the Iowa Language Learners Job Training Program, announced Wednesday, is designed to provide programs …

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SBA backs 15 Central Iowa loans for $8.4 million in September

The U.S. Small Business Administration backed 15 loans to Central Iowa businesses totaling $8,374,100 in September.

The loans will help those small businesses create 66 new jobs and retain 115 local jobs, according to data …

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Toolmaker Marshalltown acquires Wal-Board Tools

Central Iowa-based tool manufacturer Marshalltown has acquired Wallboard Tool, the Long Beach, Calif.-based drywall tools maker of the Wal-Board Tools brand. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The purchase, which will result in the …

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Nelson named president of Kemin Nutrisurance

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer based in Des Moines, has named Kimberly Nelson, a third-generation member of Kemin’s founding family, as president of Kemin Nutrisurance, the company’s pet food and rendering technologies business unit. Nelson …

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U.S. DOT rolls out additional resources for states to expand truck parking

Department of Transportation officials today announced expanded funding resources available to states for truck parking projects to make the U.S. freight system safer and more efficient. The American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association …

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Nordstrom to lay off more than 200 Cedar Rapids workers

Corridor Business Journal: Nordstrom plans to lay off more than 200 workers at its warehouse and distribution center in southwest Cedar Rapids, according to an Iowa Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act Notification (WARN) online announcement. According …

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Union, company reps asked to leave CR hotel ahead of planned talks

Cedar Rapids Gazette: Representatives of Ingredion and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 100G — now in its seventh week of a strike against the manufacturer’s Cedar Rapids facility — were …

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ABI quarterly survey reflects manufacturers’ concerns over inflation, workforce

Iowa manufacturers are feeling uncertain about the future, according to the latest Iowa Association of Business and Industry Quarterly Business Survey. The continuing workforce shortage is among company leaders’ biggest concerns, and their declining expectations …

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JRS Pharma plans $18 million manufacturing expansion in southwest Cedar Rapids

Corridor Business Journal: The Cedar Rapids City Council will be sponsoring JRS Pharma’s application for state financial assistance to help expand its manufacturing operations in southwest Cedar Rapids, including a declining-scale exemption of local property taxes …

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