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 […]

The Technology Association of Iowa, PC Matic and the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce are partnering to present the Siouxland Manufacturing Tech Town Hall on Nov. 6. Panel members include Michael Bird, CEO and co-founder of Spindustry; Hank Norem, president and CEO of Ramco Innovations; and Jerry Steenhoek, chief technologist for Interstates. The Siouxland Manufacturing Tech […]

Three years after founding, MākuSafe, a technology wearables company focused on workplace safety, closed on a $2.85 million seed round in December. It launches what staff promises to be a busy year for the wearable safety device company: five pilot testing programs have finished or are underway, with 120 industrial workers currently trying out the […]

The Iowa Economic Development Authority approved a $250,000 grant for a Digital Manufacturing Deployment Facility project at Iowa State University. The funding will help ISU/CIRAS address the current gap in small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies adopting new automation technology. The flexible facility ISU plans to build and staff will offer Iowa manufacturing companies the opportunity […]

American Power Systems Inc. will launch a new, lithium-ion power system at the international defense and security exhibition Eurosatory, to be held June 11-15 in Paris. APS equips armored vehicles with custom power systems for defense missions; the new power pack APS will launch provides 12 hours of electrical current for equipment like counter-IED jammers […]

As you drive along Iowa’s highways in farming communities, the corrugated-metal exteriors of grain bins gleam in the sun or stand as agricultural sentinels amid storms and the state’s weather fluctuations. Many bear the name “Sukup,” a three-generation Iowa company that has grown into an international leader in grain bins, grain dryers and steel buildings. […]