Strauss Security Solutions is merging with Security Equipment Inc. (SEi) to become Strauss Security Solutions Powered by SEi, the companies announced. Both companies have Des Moines offices, though SEi’s corporate headquarters are in Omaha. Strauss Security Solutions will keep its name and presence in Des Moines, President Chad Breheny said, and existing employees will have […]

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator opens its application process on Monday to global agtech startups for the 2020 cohort. The accelerator, which hosts office space in the East Village, selects up to six global ag startups to spend 100 days of networking and mentoring in Des Moines. Applications will be closed on March 30, and the […]

DMARC Food Pantry usage tracked within a 1-mile radius of Business Publications Corp. on Fourth Street, parent company of the Des Moines Business Record and dsm Magazine. DMARC serves 1,681 unique individuals who report addresses in proximity of BPC. The blue dots across the map mark individual households that relied on DMARC Food Pantry services […]

The Technology Association of Iowa is launching the first Iowa Technology Roadshow, which will travel to ten rural communities from April to October in 2020. The organization is partnering with with regional economic development and chamber organizations to tailor appearances to each community; TAI will visit Burlington, Ottumwa, Grinnell, Indianola, Council Bluffs, Decorah, Waverly, Fort […]

A bill co-authored by U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack of Iowa designed to improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband availability maps in rural areas has passed the U.S. House and now heads to the Senate, reports the Corridor Business Journal. H.R. 4229, the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, would require […]

RMH Systems is adding 10,000 square feet to its corporate office in Waukee as the company expands its industrial robotics team, the company announced in a statement. RMH Systems, formerly Riekes Material Handling, has been headquartered in central Iowa for more than 100 years. The company produces turnkey conveyor systems, overhead cranes, end-of-line packaging systems, […]

Ag Leader Technology Inc. is joining the Iowa State University Research Park as a tenant and strategic partner, ISU Research Park President Rick Sanders said in a press statement. Ag Leader Technology Inc. manufactures and markets precision farming technology for farm management, machine guidance, application and harvest technology and water management.

The new decade has a promising start for a West Des Moines-based wearable technology safety company – as MākuSafe prepares for a small-scale market launch of its flagship armband and software system for industrial employers. MākuSafe will distribute about 8,000 wearable devices to initial customers in U.S.-based manufacturing facilities, or up to 80 devices per […]

For any organization thinking about cybersecurity, it’s hard to think about the risks.  In the 2019 Business Record Leaders’ Survey, readers were overall hesitant about business and government preparation in the event of a cyberattack, with about 30% of respondents reporting they perceive Iowans as somewhat prepared. So how would a regional not-for-profit, small to […]

At the Technology Association of Iowa’s recent Catalysts event, retiring Executive Vice President Gary Scholten of Principal Financial Group said he has watched the fight for growth in Iowa’s tech scene.  “About 10 years ago TAI commissioned a study, and at that time they determined that about 10% of the jobs in Iowa were linked […]