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Logistics Park Dubuque addresses today’s supply chain needs

Logistics Park Dubuque

Today’s supply chain challenges have pressed industrial companies to find alternative methods of transportation. 

Travero, the logistics solutions subsidiary of Alliant Energy, thrives in freight logistics with services including third-party logistics management, commodity storage and transportation via rail, truck and barge. Travero’s Logistics Park Dubuque (LPD) is a barge terminal in East Dubuque. It serves many customers in the agricultural space who need storage and transportation for feed and fertilizer ingredients. 

Recent supply chain challenges revealed an opportunity to step into a new space and partner with a Dubuque-based steel processor. 

The processor had struggled to obtain the on-highway capacity needed to keep their manufacturing operation running. Travero enabled them to use rail-to-truck transloading and outdoor storage to source steel beams from South Carolina. This allowed LPD’s new partner to keep materials close by, manage the ebbs and flows of production and material availability, and overcome the challenges they’d experienced during the last year. 

“Creating optionality for shippers and facilitating easy, seamless transactions via technology is paramount given current supply chain challenges,” said Jeff Woods, director of business development and marketing at Travero, Inc. “That is what the Travero team does every day.” 

The East Dubuque site has 100 acres of property including a 20-acre protected harbor. The site offers 250,000 square feet of inside storage, as well as room to develop facilities to handle specific needs. LPD is located on U.S. Highway 20 at mile 574.5 on the upper Mississippi River. Rail access to Chicago and Omaha via the Canadian National Railway are also available at this location. 

Visit travero.com/LPD for additional information, or contact Joe Bitter, General Manager, at (815) 747-3161. 

Alliant Energy named to Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021 List

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Alliant Energy has been named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of America’s Most Responsible Companies. This prestigious list is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The list, which spans 14 industries, recognizes the top 400 most responsible companies in the United States.

“We are pleased to be recognized as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies,” said John Larsen, Chairman, President and CEO of Alliant Energy. “Guided by our purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build stronger communities, we are generating cleaner energy while ensuring it’s affordable, safe and reliable. We act today for a better tomorrow.”

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Cargill announces expansion at Eddyville, Iowa Bioprocessing complex

Cargill is expanding one of their key corn-milling sites, a plant that grinds over 275,000 bushels daily, in Eddyville, Iowa. The $128.3 million project includes upgrades to bioprocessing equipment, expanded capacity of its wastewater facility, expansion of the research and development area and new office space. Seventeen new jobs will be created to support the operation’s latest growth, bringing total employment to over 500 people at the facility.

The Cargill Eddyville plant is a $1 billion-dollar investment that creates food ingredients for products “working to feed the world.” Its 2,000-acre campus is one of its largest food ingredients operations across the country, and allows the company to supply a variety of products to co-location partners, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Ajinomoto Heartland and Wacker Biosolutions.

Minnesota-based company expands to Mason City, Iowa

Minnesotas Bushel BoyBushel Boy Farms has broken ground on a nearly 17-acre greenhouse with a 50,000 square foot packing house along I-35 in Mason City, Iowa. The company has acquired 50 acres for the initial $35 million project that is expected to be operational by fall of 2020. The 50 new employees will grow beefsteak, vine-on and grape tomatoes that will be shipped to customers across the Upper Midwest, including the Hy-Vee perishable distribution center in Iowa.

Bushel Boy tomatoes are grown from seeds with each plant producing fresh tomatoes for about 27 weeks in a row. The fruit is grown in special greenhouses, pollinated by bees, then ripened and shipped on the vine to stores within about 24 hours of being picked. Bushel Boy’s tomatoes possess a similar fresh garden flavor and red, ripe color to homegrown tomatoes but are available on local shelves year-round.