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Published Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Lee County EDG, in conjunction with our partners, is sponsoring Manufacturing 101 course, designed to help develop the skills necessary to start a new career in manufacturing. Lee County EDG has listened to our manufacturing partners regarding the skills they need in entry level applicants. We tailored this program to meet those needs of our manufacturers.... more»
Published Wednesday, September 9, 2015
September 9, 2015 - It all began on August 24, 1915 when Emil G. Lindstrand, a Keokuk contractor, was awarded the contract to build the new Standard Four Tire Company that would produce tires for the Ford Model T. In 1931, the plant was idle for a while when the company went bankrupt until reorganization occurred. Dryden Rubber Company bought the plant in... more»
Published Thursday, May 14, 2015
Foam Fabricators is beginning a 30,000 sp. ft. expansion at their Fort Madison facility. The expansion is primarily in warehousing space to better serve their customers. Foam Fabricators Vice President Mark Sabolcik stated, “We are currently undergoing a significant plant expansion in Fort Madison due to the continued business growth that we are... more»
Published Thursday, February 19, 2015
February 5, 2015 - Learning looked like playing Tuesday evening during the WeDo Lego Robotics program kick-off in the Keokuk Public Library Round Room. The first of 12 monthly sessions – part of Lee County Economic Development Group’s Grow Lee initiative – was a hit, according to LCEDG Marketing and Communications Manager Dana Klesner. ... more»
Published Friday, January 30, 2015
January 30, 2015 - A $1.9 billion fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa is scheduled to start production later this year.
Iowa Fertilizer Co., which is constructing the plant, said the plant is on track for mechanical completion by August in a project update released this week. Operations are expected to start during the last three months of the year. ... more»
Published Tuesday, December 2, 2014
December 1, 2014 - Donation will help students gain sought-after skills to fill the growing need for highly trained manufacturing workers. Cimatron, a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM software solutions for toolmaking and manufacturing, is donating software valued over $1.7 million to Southeastern Community College (SCC) in Iowa. The CimatronE... more»
Published Monday, November 24, 2014
November 18, 2014 - At Lee County EDG's 4th and final Talent for Today & Tomorrow Breakfast Series event, we announced 2015 will be the year of action. After listening to stakeholders' concerns, compiling industries', educators', and stakeholders' suggestions we have developed an overarching program that will help move Lee County forward. This program... more»
Published Monday, November 24, 2014
November 21, 2014 - VAMA Inc. received an award of $200,000 from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board of Directors under the Targeted Jobs Withholding Tax Credit Program. VAMA is a new biotech company conceived and operated by the company's chief scientist Krishna Prasad Sudhir Nair. VAMA will be leasing a building from KSB Bank in... more»