Gabriel Glynn, CEO and cofounder of West Des Moines-based MakuSafe, is one of the top 25 leaders in manufacturing as recognized by SME Media’s Smart Manufacturing Magazine, MakuSafe announced this week. Glynn and co-founder/CTO Mark Frederick launched MakuSafe’s wearable armband devices and MakuSmart SaaS platform to the market in early 2020 as a process management and risk […]

Alliant Energy and the Iowa State University Digital Manufacturing Lab are partnering with two Iowa companies to provide 9,000 free face shields to schools and daycare facilities across the state, Alliant Energy announced on Wednesday. Alliant Energy has started delivering the face shields developed, produced and donated by the Digital Manufacturing Lab, which partnered with […]

Wells Enterprises Inc. announced it has appointed Gwendolyn Hatten Butler, president and chief investment officer of Capri Investment Group, to its board of directors. Hatten Butler will be the second female board member and the first African American woman on the board. She has more than 35 years of experience and has served as executive […]

Ohio Transmission Corp., an industrial equipment service provider and distributor based in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired JCI Industries Inc., a provider of pumps, motors, controls, field service and remanufacturing to commercial, industrial and environmental customers throughout the Midwest. Based in Lee’s Summit, Mo., near Kansas City, JCI Industries has seven sales and field service locations in five […]

Mercedes-Benz USA donated a 2015 C300 vehicle and a Xentry diagnosis kit to the Des Moines Area Community College Automotive Technology program, the first donation by Mercedes-Benz, DMACC announced this week. Students will use the vehicle and diagnosis kit at the Karl Chevrolet Automotive Technology Center on the Ankeny campus, which is scheduled to open […]

John Deere’s X Series combines received a Robotics category award at CES, the national trade show hosted by the Consumer Technology Association, John Deere announced Wednesday. John Deere is a CES Innovation Award Honoree for the X Series, which uses ActiveVision camera technology to help farmers see inside a combine’s grain tank and monitor the condition […]

Deere & Co. has received 5G licenses in five Iowa and Illinois counties as part of the Federal Communications Commission auction for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service 3.5 GHz spectrum, enabling Deere to accelerate the availability of 5G in its largest manufacturing facilities in North America, the company announced this week. Providing 5G access and […]

Innovative Technologies, a producer and servicer of centrifuge parts, has launched a new division in Huxley to introduce CNC milling, CNC and manual turning, and saw cutting in its services. The new Innovative Machine Works division hosted an online ribbon-cutting celebration with representatives from the city of Huxley, Huxley Development Corp. and the Ames Economic […]

Agtech startup Rantizo, primarily known as a drone spraying service for row crop farmers, is launching stadium and sports arena drone spraying services to help large-scale event vendors with sanitization efforts, the Iowa City company announced this week. Sports organizations or open areas needing to be sanitized will be charged an initial setup fee, as […]