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  • Friday, July 19, 2019 11:03 AM
    Winnebago Industries Inc. says the U.S.-China trade war will have a “material dollar impact” on results, but the recreational-vehicle maker said in some cases its options to deal with the impact are limited or just not worth the cost. 

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:05 AM
    Agricultural giant Cargill is proposing a new site on private land in Cedar Rapids to build a rail yard for its corn-milling operation, but neighbors continue to raise concerns about noise, property values and other issues in their quiet residential nook just south of downtown

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:03 AM
    A delegation of manufacturing leaders — including the heads of two Iowa-based companies —  met with Vice President Mike Pence on Monday to highlight the importance of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to the U.S. manufacturing sector. 

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 3:29 PM
    AFC Industries Inc., a portfolio company of Incline Equity Partners, announced it has completed an acquisition of the Boulder Co., a value-added distributor of industrial components to original equipment manufacturers.

  • Vermeer breaks ground for additional manufacturing space
    Friday, July 12, 2019 3:24 PM
    Vermeer Corp. today announced it has begun construction on two new buildings on its Pella campus and is nearing completion of a third as the company continues its recovery from the EF3 tornado that destroyed two of its seven manufacturing buildings nearly a year ago. 

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:12 AM
    TMK IPSCO plans to lay off the bulk of its workers at its plant in Camanche, a company spokeswoman said Monday. 

  • Monday, June 17, 2019 3:23 PM
    Nearly 200 people will lose their jobs when Belmond’s largest employer closes in 2020. Members of Eaton Corp.’s management team notified 184 employees Thursday that the engine-valve manufacturing facility will close by the end of 2020.

    Monday, June 17, 2019 10:14 AM
    Kemin Industries, a Des Moines-based ingredient manufacturer, says it has reached more than half of the world’s population through its products since 1998. Now the company has set sights on reaching 80% of the worldwide population by 2042 -- approximately 8 billion of the estimated 10 billion people, Kemin announced. 

  • Monday, June 10, 2019 3:06 PM
    While Raytheon Technologies — the new aerospace and defense technology giant to be birthed from the proposed merger of United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon Co. — would retain “corporate presence” in their respective existing communities, what that will look like for UTC’s Collins Aerospace in Cedar Rapids and other Iowa cities remains to be spelled out. 

  • Monday, June 10, 2019 10:32 AM
    United Technologies and Raytheon are joining forces to create an aerospace and defense powerhouse. It is one of the biggest corporate mergers of 2019.

  • Monday, June 10, 2019 10:31 AM
    More than 500 people will lose their jobs when the Simply Essentials chicken processing plant in Charles City closes on Aug. 5. 

    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:15 PM
    When robotics and electronics engineering students at Des Moines Area Community College are called on by recruiters, they’re often hearing from folks who graduated from a similar two-year program who are now pulling in six-figure salaries at Iowa manufacturing companies.  

    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:00 PM
    Construction has begun on a new middle school building in Grimes — made possible through a $46 million bond issue overwhelmingly passed by voters in the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District, along with a donation of 47 acres of farmland valued at $3 million from an Iowa manufacturing entrepreneur. 

    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:00 AM

    The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University is developing a new laboratory in which Iowa companies will be able to experiment with new manufacturing technology and identify how particular equipment might benefit their production processes.

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:29 AM
    Results from a survey of more than 300 U.S. manufacturers indicate that 2019 will be a good year for the industry, according to online manufacturing marketplace MFG.com. 

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