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January 31, 2020

United Alloy headquarters in Janesville, Wisc. gears up to support Texas expansion

United Alloy, Inc., based in Janesville, Wisc., is expanding into Seguin, Texas with a new $35 million facility. The 200,000 square-foot facility will sit on a 27-acre site and employ…
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January 31, 2020

Sustainable companies see faster growth

PepsiCo has announced plans to achieve 100% electricity for its U.S. operations this year. The company cited the threat of climate change as its biggest driver for switching to renewable…
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January 31, 2020

Iowa State University building new feed mill and grain science complex to better serve industry

Iowa State University is constructing a $21.2 million Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex on a 10-acre site of university-owned land in Ames, Iowa. The complex will include…
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January 31, 2020

Life is good in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Beaver Dam is a growing city of 16,000+ residents. With a 6,000-acre lake, vibrant parks, wide array of visual and performing arts, numerous festivals and plentiful healthcare options, quality of…
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January 31, 2020

Food manufacturers flourish across Iowa and Wisconsin

Alliant Energy continues to draw the attention of global leaders in the food production industry, serving 21 of the 100 largest food manufacturers in the nation across our Iowa and…
Growth Sites
November 19, 2019

Prairie View Industrial Center becomes Iowa’s second certified Super Park

Governor Kim Reynolds announces the 730-acre industrial park offers growth opportunities in Ames Alliant Energy’s Prairie View Industrial Center has become our latest Growth Site to reach certification as a Super…
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November 19, 2019

Alliant Energy accelerates renewable energy in Wisconsin

Alliant Energy accelerates renewable energy in Wisconsin  We recently announced our Powering What’s Next plan, which will accelerate the transition to cleaner energy for our customers in Wisconsin. The first milestone…
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November 19, 2019

Alliant Energy’s grid of the future: Strategic telecommunications (fiber) will play a key role

Telecommunication is a foundational element of the Grid Modernization Program  Alliant Energy’s Grid Modernization Program is transforming the distribution grid into a digital system with continuous two-way flow of electricity and…
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November 19, 2019

Two Alliant Energy wind farms win Envision Platinum Award for sustainable infrastructure

The Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure recently announced that two of Alliant Energy’s wind farms — Upland Prairie in Everly, Iowa and English Farms in Montezuma, Iowa — received the Envision…
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November 19, 2019

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…
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November 19, 2019

Hormel Foods Corporation moves production from Nebraska to Dubuque, Iowa

Progressive Processing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation, is shifting a production line for SPAM products from Fremont, Nebraska, to its Dubuque facility. Progressive Processing is expected…
Project Roundup
November 19, 2019

Online retail giant Amazon is coming to Beloit, Wisconsin

Online retailer Amazon began moving dirt on an expansive 1 million-square-foot distribution center on an 80-acre site in Beloit's Gateway Business Park, near the interchange of I-43 and I-90-39. The…
Growth SitesNews
September 17, 2019

One of the largest industrial properties in Wisconsin becomes certified

Beaver Dam Commerce Park is located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on the city’s far north side, with four-lane U.S. Highway 151 nearby. The property totals 520-contiguous acres, is zoned industrial,…
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September 17, 2019

Alliant Energy named a “Top Utility in Economic Development”

Alliant Energy has been recognized as a “Top Utility in Economic Development” by Site Selection magazine. The magazine bases the ranking on corporate project investment, job creation figures and utility…
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September 17, 2019

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…
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September 17, 2019

Iowa and Wisconsin continue to post high marks in 2019 Manufacturing Scorecard

Iowa and Wisconsin maintained stellar grades in manufacturing, logistics industry health, expected financial gap and human capital, according to Ball State University's latest Manufacturing Scorecard report. Iowa earned an overall…
Growth SitesNews
August 5, 2019

Alliant Energy’s Growth Sites take the spotlight at biotechnology conference

Alliant Energy recently partnered with the Iowa Economic Development Authority for a sponsorship at the 2019 BIO World Congress in Des Moines, Iowa. The event attracted 572 companies from 35…
Growth Sites
August 5, 2019

Top companies locate at Alliant Energy’s Prairie View Industrial Center in Ames, Iowa

Ames, Iowa is garnering more than its share of national recognition by quickly becoming a premiere location for food processing and biofuels. VERBIO, Lincolnway Energy and Barilla are all anchor…
Project Roundup
August 5, 2019

Duluth Trading Company opening new distribution center in Dubuque, Iowa

Duluth Trading Company, which is based in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, will be opening a 102,000 square foot distribution center in Dubuque, Iowa. The facility will employ 12 full-time staff, as…
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August 5, 2019

Kraft Heinz to launch new Ready-to-Eat dessert line in Mason City, Iowa

The Kraft Heinz facility in Mason City, Iowa will be growing and adding jobs as the company retools the facility to produce a new slate of ready-to-eat dessert products. The…
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May 2, 2019

New Jersey based Catalent adding 100 jobs in Madison, Wisconsin

Global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) leader, Catalent Biologicals, is planning a $100 million expansion at their Madison, Wisconsin facility. The company develops and manufactures pharmaceutical products made from…
Project Roundup
May 2, 2019

Cedar Rapids, Iowa gains Iowa Fluid Power expansion

Iowa Fluid Power (IFP) announced plans for a $5.7 million development in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A 45,000 square foot expansion will create over 30% additional manufacturing and distribution space to…