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Cemen Tech expansion includes training facility to build workforce


Cemen Tech has announced the completion of an expansion of its headquarters in Indianola, including the addition of space for Cemen Tech University to develop employees with specialized skills.

Cemen Tech makes volumetric mixers that enable contractors to mix concrete on the job site to exact specifications for the job at hand. This allows the contractors to be nimble — getting concrete to complete projects on their own timeline. It also allows them to reduce material waste and ultimately cost.

The company recently completed a 12,000-square-foot expansion of its facility in Indianola, bringing the size of the Indianola campus to 120,000 square feet. According to a news release, it represents a $3 million investment to upgrade facilities, equipment and technology.

Cemen Tech’s expansion includes new bays for production and research and development.

Cemen Tech President and CEO Connor Deering said the expansion of the headquarters is “not only about increasing our production capacity to meet the demand for our technology, but also about investing in people.”

In the news release, Cemen Tech said the addition of Cemen Tech University is an “innovative answer to the question of how to develop employees with highly desired specialized skills.”

Classes included welding, industrialized painting and electronics, and are scheduled to start in January.

The company is also working with area high schools and technical schools to build partnerships where students work for Cemen Tech part-time while still pursuing their diploma or degree.

“This way, we train applicants for immediate success on the job, helping to ensure a strong cultural and skills fit between the employee and the company from the start,” Deering said in the release. “It gives us an opportunity to teach new hires about our organizational culture. I believe [our education efforts] will help support an educated team member who’s connected to our culture, resulting in a long-term highly engaged employee.”

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