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Foam Fabricators Expanding

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»

Grow Lee Lego Robotics a Hit

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»

Fertilizer Plan set to open late 2015

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»

Cimatron Donates $1.7 Million Software to Southeastern Community College for Advanced CAD/CAM Training

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»

Lee County EDG Announces Grow Lee

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»

IEDA Announces Support for VAMA Inc. in Keokuk

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»

Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair

Published Thursday, October 23, 2014
October 22, 2014 - The Connecting Business and Education Committee hosted their first Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair Wednesday, October 22nd at Southeastern Community College’s West Burlington Campus. The committee, comprised of members from Lee County EDG, Greater Burlington Partnership, Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance, Great Prairie Area Education... more»

Lee County EDG Hosts Salute to Industry

Published Monday, September 15, 2014
Sept. 15, 2014 - Over 150 industry and community leaders attended the 2nd Annual Salute to Industry Summit on Monday evening. Keynote speaker Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, said as it stands now, Iowa is working. “I want the people to know that we have a plan in place in Iowa,” Durham said. “It is... more»
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