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October 16, 2020

Alliant Energy reaches milestone, completes 1000 MW of wind in Iowa

Alliant Energy completed its plan to add 1,000 megawatts of wind production in Iowa, several months ahead of schedule and within budget. This achievement comes as the company completes its…
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October 16, 2020

Small- to mid-size communities becoming talent magnets

Coronavirus continues to play a significant role in our personal and professional lives. With more companies requiring employees to work from home to help decrease the spread and infection rate…
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October 16, 2020

Construction underway at Logistics Park Cedar Rapids

Travero, the premier logistics solutions company affiliated with Alliant Energy, announces construction is under way at Logistics Park Cedar Rapids (LPCR). The facility is built on a 101-acre site Fairfax,…
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October 16, 2020

Battery project makes room for more rooftop solar in Decorah, Iowa

Clean solar energy is a good thing. Plus, it can positively affect the performance and efficiency of the electric grid. An innovative battery-storage solution in Decorah, Iowa, jointly supported by…
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October 16, 2020

Metal fabrication booming in Iowa

The global metal fabrication market is expected to grow at a rate of 3%, reaching $21.38 billion by 2024, and Iowa companies continue to grab their share of the growth. To better achieve operational…
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October 16, 2020

Modern industrial building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, delivers a host of opportunities

Looking for an industrial property in the Midwest? This 176,000-square-foot industrial building is new on the market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It’s situated on a 78-acre lot near the Eastern…
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September 25, 2020

Alliant Energy once again a Top Utility in Economic Development

Alliant Energy was named a Top Utility in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine. The annual list recognized the company for its contribution to community development, job creation and partnerships…
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August 5, 2020

Alliant Energy announces six new solar projects in Wisconsin

Our Clean Energy Blueprint is a strategic roadmap to cost-effectively accelerate renewable energy while reducing carbon emissions. We recently announced plans to acquire and advance 675 megawatts (MW) of solar…
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August 5, 2020

State-of-the-art industrial building provides unmatched access to the Midwest

Built in 2017 this 250,000 square foot industrial building is situated on a 27-acre lot in the Dubuque Industrial Center South, the City of Dubuque's newest industrial park. The expansive…
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August 5, 2020

Manufacturing work moving from Asia to Cedar Rapids, Iowa

General Mills, one of the world's largest food companies recently completed the installation of additional lines to produce Fruit Gushers at their plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The location was…
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August 5, 2020

If Wisconsin were a country, it would rank fourth in the world in cheese production

Cheese producers throughout Wisconsin make significant contributions to the state’s economy by creating jobs and purchasing milk from Wisconsin dairy farmers. Wisconsin cheesemakers make 27% of the nation’s cheese (3.3…
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August 5, 2020

Third local expansion in 14 years for German pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer

German pharmaceutical excipients manufacturer JRS PHARMA GmbH & Co. KG announced that they will be expanding the U.S. subsidiary’s, JRS Pharma, plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The $15.9 million project calls…
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August 5, 2020

Defense aerospace facility coming to Cedar Rapids, Iowa

United Kingdom based BAE Systems, Inc. announced that they will be investing $139 million in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to build a new 200,000 square foot classified defense aerospace facility. The…
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May 29, 2020

Wisconsin manufacturers answer the call for PPE

Soon after President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950 in response to the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for COVID-19, Wisconsin manufacturers got to work. Monterey Mills…
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May 29, 2020

Building the energy grid of the future

We continue to transform our distribution system into a continuous two-way flow of electricity and digital information. The Integrated Grid includes projects that deliver significant system improvements and leverage new…
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May 29, 2020

Alliant Energy partner brings companies together to produce face shields

The COVID-19 crisis has temporarily closed the Digital Manufacturing Lab powered by Alliant Energy in Ames. Rather than remain idle, our partner Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) has…
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May 29, 2020

Focus on Energy recognizes Wisconsin’s top energy efficiency achievers

Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable resources program, recently honored 13 winners for efforts to reduce energy waste. Focus on Energy offers energy expertise and financial incentives…
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May 29, 2020

Iowa adds feed mill, expands plastic packaging manufacturer

Landus Cooperative grows feed business in Yale, Iowa Landus Cooperative, a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative headquartered in Ames, Iowa, announced plans to increase their swine and beef feed business.  The company…
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April 10, 2020

Locate at the Midwest’s food and fuel hotspot in Ames, Iowa

If you’re looking for an attractive community with a well-educated workforce, take a closer look at Ames, Iowa. Ames is well-positioned along the Interstate 35 corridor and home to land-grant…
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April 10, 2020

See the Digital Manufacturing Lab Powered by Alliant Energy in action

This exciting partnership between Alliant Energy and Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) helps businesses evaluate problems and find opportunities using innovative technology. The lab utilizes…
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April 10, 2020

Access a strong talent pipeline

To thrive now, businesses must respond to a constant battle for employees, which makes the relationship between quality of talent and business performance even more dramatic. Today and into the…
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April 10, 2020

Animal nutrition industry growing in Iowa and Wisconsin

Iowa and Wisconsin are home to several major names in the animal nutrition/pet food industries including Cargill Animal Nutrition, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition, Nestle Purina PetCare and Mars Petcare.…
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April 10, 2020

Two manufacturers expand production in Clinton, Iowa

Nestle Purina Petcare and Timken Drives, LLC announced expansions in Clinton, Iowa that combined will lead to the creation of 157 new jobs. This economic growth is a great thing…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…