Cedar Rapids Gazette: A Coralville company that filed for bankruptcy protection amid a dispute with its lender has let go 40 employees. Zero Energy Systems laid off its entire production staff effective today. More layoffs are expected as the company winds down operations, the company announced on Monday. Zero Energy, which makes insulated concrete walls, […]
Tickets are still available for EntreFEST 2018, scheduled for May 17-18 in downtown Cedar Rapids. Presented by the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, EntreFEST organizers bill it as one of the largest celebrations of the Midwest’s entrepreneurial community; panels advertised by EntreFEST focus on female founders, cybersecurity, creativity in the […]
When I meet with founders and startup supporters across Des Moines, everyone has a similar vision for their company: scale, then scale and scale. On a popcorn-fueled blog-binge Friday night, my favorite non-tech blog A Beautiful Mess introduced me to the business concept of reverse scaling. Although I don’t subscribe to the Oui Fresh Beauty […]
Organizers at the Iowa Technology Summit are seeking pitches from potential speakers who can lead keynotes in cyber security, leadership, cloud technology, and technology innovation. Hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa, the Iowa Technology Summit is scheduled for Oct. 1 and 2 and convenes representatives from startup founders to Fortune 500 executives. TAI is […]
Hy-Vee Inc. and its subsidiary Midwest Heritage now offers employee benefits to more than 58,000 eligible part-time employees, Hy-Vee announced in a statement this morning. Any part-time employee who is 19 or older is considered eligible for the program and can choose between 11 elective benefit options, including health, dental, vision and critical illness insurance. […]
Forest City-based Winnebago Industries announced the launch of an all-electric commercial vehicle platform, the Corridor Business Journal reported. Winnebago plans to develop an electric-powered chassis to use on 33- and 38-foot RVs in partnership with Motiv Power Systems Inc. The vehicles are suited for short range commercial uses, like mobile medical clinics, mobile classrooms and other […]
Cedar Rapids-based Rockwell Collins demonstrated fail-safe data links to the U.S. government recently during two weeks of critical testing for the NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Program, the Corridor Business Journal reported. During the test program, Rockwell Collins served as the UAS Service Supplier for the safe management of a UAS flying beyond […]
More than a month after the acquisition was first announced, Danaher Corp. went public with the price of Integrated DNA Technologies, approximately $2 billion for the Coralville firm, the Corridor Business Journal reported. The deal was initially announced on March 9 and finalized on April 19.
A local after-school program for refugee students has been awarded a $15,000 grant by AT&T. Pi515 confirmed the grant in a tweet Monday morning. Pi515 is a nonprofit after-school coding initiative aimed at building STEM skills in refugee and underserved youth in Des Moines, and building the state’s future technology workforce.
Securing a classroom door during an active shooter classroom drill takes too long, former teacher Daniel Nietzel, of Muscatine, thought, reports Radio Iowa. During active shooter drills, it took nearly as long to secure the door as the drill itself – two minutes to secure with belts and cords, and three to five minutes before […]