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Sukup Manufacturing Co. Announces Leadership Succession

SHEFFIELD, Iowa – Charles E. Sukup, President of Sukup Manufacturing Co., is pleased to announce that on February 1, 2020, and after 25 years, he will transition from Chair, President and CEO to Chairman of the Board. His brother, Steve Sukup, who has been CFO and...
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Lily Pad Learning Center

LilyPad Learning Center was established thirteen years ago in Huxley, Iowa, to provide a safe and reliable care program for children and to ease the minds of parents when bringing their children to a care facility.

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University to Study Potential Multi-Use Development District

ISU President Wendy Wintersteen has transferred oversight of the Iowa State Center to the Department of Athletics and appointed Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard to lead a process to reimagine the Iowa State Center and athletics complex as an arts, culture, and community district for the future.

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ISU Research Park welcomes newest tenant Stellar Industries, Inc.

The Iowa State University Research Park is pleased to welcome Stellar Industries, Inc. as the newest research park tenant. “I am extremely excited to welcome Stellar Industries to our research park family,” said Rick Sanders, president of the ISU Research Park. “They are an Iowa-based company with a strong connection to Iowa State University and a long standing, successful relationship with the Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS). We look forward to partnering with them to help them to continue accessing even more resources from Iowa State and to help develop a more robust system for attracting and retaining talent.”

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Beautiful Land Spring Market Set for June 1st

Beautiful Land Market, Ames’ premiere handmade and vintage pop-up market, is set to hold their newest pop-up event, a Spring Market, on Saturday, June 1st from 9am-4pm at the Vermeer Applied Technology Hub, 2710 South Loop Drive, in the ISU Research Park.

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Proximity to Iowa State a Plus for Park Tenants

Since the dawn of the internet age some three decades ago, it has become increasingly more common for teams from distant corners of the globe to come together remotely. What was once novel is now commonplace. With access to an internet connection, a programmer in India can link with an engineer in Indiana and a product specialist in Innsbruck in real- time to push forward any imaginable product or project.

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TMC Moves To Offer Interns More

Surrounded by firms focused to pushing the bounds of the technology of tomorrow, TMC’s satellite office in Ames may look a little out of place. The transportation company is focused on efficiently moving multi-ton flatbeds, packed with hard goods, across concrete and asphalt from sea-to-shining-sea. By contrast, by many of its neighbors in the Iowa State Research Park “push weight” by bouncing bits of data around the internet.

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An Innovative Approach to STEM Education

Learning to design and build has always been a big part of early education. For centuries, children have been encouraged to explore their imagination with everything from simple blocks carved from wood in the early days to more recent innovations like Lincoln Logs, Legos and the Erector Set. As children enter elementary classrooms activities involving creating, building, and exploring have been often demphasized in favor or traditional math and science instruction. Recently there has been a new movement for including project-based STEM and engineering activities at the earliest grade levels.

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Nebullam Aims to Revolutionize Indoor Farming

Founded in a region of the United States with, arguably, the richest soil on the planet, a young Ames-based startup is aiming to revolutionize farming- without any of that soil. Employing a combination of high pressure aeroponics and artificial intelligence (AI), Nebullam is making waves in an increasingly competitive indorrfarming industry.

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Kent Feature

Founded as a small, family-owned livestock feed operation in Indianola more than nine decades ago, it has grown to become one of the largest feed producers in the world. From feed and related products for commercial livestock and domesticated animals—including fish, birds, and rodents—to feeds specifically for show animals, commodities, and products for human consumption, the Kent brand is international.