Des Moines-based Seneca Cos., a supplier and services provider to the retail petroleum industry, announced this week that it has partnered with ChargePoint, a California-based electric vehicle (EV) charging station network. As a signature partner, Seneca will represent ChargePoint’s entire product line and provide product support throughout Seneca’s footprint in the Midwest, South and Mountain […]

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has named Iowa State University as one of six public research institutions that are finalists for its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards. This is the third consecutive year that Iowa State has been named a finalist. ISU is a finalist for the IEP Innovation award, […]

In early 2017, Des Moines investment professionals David Miles and Matthew Kinley partnered to launch ManchesterStory Group. The new venture capital firm has established a foothold with initial investments in the insurance technology sector, along with an eye on promising financial technology and health care technology startups. In less than two years, the West Des […]

Many U.S. employers are adopting new technology-enabled tools and solutions to address the root causes of the high cost of health care, without cutting benefits or increasing the financial burden on employees, according to a national survey of employer-sponsored plans by Mercer. Correspondingly, the survey found that for 2019, fewer than half of the responding […]

Representatives from Tesla Motors visited with team members of Ruan Transportation Management Systems and several Ruan customers in Des Moines this week for a preview of Tesla’s electric-powered tractor-trailer. Ruan in January reserved five of the new semis for delivery and testing next year. Prototypes of the semi have been traveling the country, making stops […]

When you open your refrigerator, there’s a very good chance that every food product you see in it has been tested by a company you may have never heard of — Eurofins. Eurofins Scientific Inc., one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies, has based its North American headquarters in Des Moines since 2006, when it moved its […]

How can a regional health care organization with operations in three states and some 32,000 employees become more innovative? Iowa-based UnityPoint Health — the 13th-largest nonprofit health system in the country — decided it would build a mechanism to empower its employees to think like entrepreneurs, by developing a center to rapidly evaluate ideas submitted […]