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Ciras News (Vol. 52, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2017

Ciras News (Vol. 52, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Mariposa Farms sprouting new levels of manufacturing expertise; Engineering capstone projects lead to innovative new products; Online degree option helps manufacturing workers advance; New CIRAS Advisory Council member; Time to start planning your manufacturing event: MFG Day is on the way; Good strategic planning starts with SWOT, CIRAS says; Food companies seek CIRAS for help analyzing gaps in food safety; USM Wear Technologies—building tougher tillage tools with help from Iowa State; The Future of Leadership Summit focuses on transformational change


Ciras News (Vol. 52, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2017

Ciras News (Vol. 52, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Gross-Wen Technologies: Using algae to clean city sewage; 'Year of Manufacturing' initiative seeks to boost manufacturing GDP; CIRAS wins renewal as Iowa affiliate for Iowa Manufacturers Extension Partnership; CIRAS helps Frog Legs make smooth slide into carbon fiber wheelchair wheels; Equipment manufacturers induct Iowans into hall of fame; CIRAS lab tours showcase Iowa State's available expertise; Iowa program helps companies afford some additional expertise—by adding interns; Puck Custom Enterprises finds reassurance in ExporTech, extra profits overseas


Ciras News (Vol. 53, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2017

Ciras News (Vol. 53, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: ESAPCO—Planning for a more productive future; CIRAS + MEP = the national network for manufacturers; CIRAS helps Clarion Manufacturing with search for sturdier future; Kreg Tool finds that metal-additive mold means quicker, cooler production; American Coating and Welding growing rapidly—with CIRAS by its side; Engineering K-12 Community Outreach helps manufacturers focus message; Faces of Iowa industry; Clock ticking to make transitions to ISO 9001:2015; CIRAS shows ADA enterprises how to build for the future


Ciras News (Vol. 52, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2017

Ciras News (Vol. 52, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: CIRAS, IADG testing new way to expand industry in Iowa; 'MFG Day' means Iowans learning about manufacturing; New CIRAS Advisory Council members; Donlon Brothers Construction finds contracts thanks to CIRAS team; Engaging, educating, and embedding—everywhere; New EDM will help students, CIRAS additive manufacturing projects; Iowa State career fairs let companies, students share stories; PyroGraphics resets its future with a little CIRAS assistance; CIRAS Food Industry Survey shows diversity, interest in improvement; CIRAS assessment finds that Iowa manufacturers need strategy, technology help


Ciras News (Vol. 51, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2016

Ciras News (Vol. 51, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Upper Iowa Tool & Die adds innovation—one layer at a time; Upcoming CIRAS Innovation Summit puts the focus on food; ISU's Economic Core Development Facility is now the place for collaboration; Iowa State working to educate food companies on looming food safety law; Calhoun Communications uses CIRAS' help to communicate with government; Snapshot of Iowa's professional and business services sector; CIRAS strategy coach helps facilitate answers, action; On-campus interviewing saves companies money and time, and broadens applicant pool; Plastics Unlimited—positioned for many different possibilities


Ciras News (Vol. 52, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2016

Ciras News (Vol. 52, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: CIRAS helps nonprofits improve, continue to provide jobs; Donatech uses CIRAS' help as stepping stone to success; Why Iowa firms hould find their way to Manufacturing USA; Mergers point to major success for innovative Iowa companeis; Snapshot of Iowa's information sector; CCUR director celebrates a year 'On the Edge of Where Science Is'; Iowa first LEGO League close to top in per capita partcipation; Health insurance—a prescription for fear among Iowa manufacturers


Ciras News (Vol. 51, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2016

Ciras News (Vol. 51, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Technology Assistance Program: A new name in CIRAS problem solving; New CIRAS additive manufacturing machine—getting companies ready to take the next leap; Contract research helps Sioux city company prove that its ingredients can bring hom ethe bacon; CIRAS Internet Marketing Boot Camp brings big benefits; Capstone courses focus fresh student eyes on Iowa businesses; Working on workforce: Productive firms have fewer problems finding people; A few examples of how CIRAS can help; Engaging, education, and embedding—everywhere; IADG receives USDA for its economic development work; Manufacturing Day makes Iowa a model for the nation


Ciras News (Vol. 51, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2016

Ciras News (Vol. 51, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub = outreach with a plan; New CIRAS Advisory Council members; Iowa Supreme Court will continue special system for business disputes; CIRSA and Deaf Services Unlimited—a parnership in growth; Metal 3-D printer proves popular with Iowa manufacturers; New CIRAS road map aims to help companies navigate government contracting; Getting to know Iowa's construction sector; What to measure and what works best; Iowa State University and Valent BioSciences Corporation contribute to fast-growing biorationals industry


Ciras News (Vol. 51, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2015

Ciras News (Vol. 51, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Iowa animation firmdraws new future for itself—with help from CIRAS and government contracts; Consortium hopes better packaging will help companies cut costs, increase sales, improve sustainability; CIRAS helps Americna Pop Corn Company overcome industry challenges; CIRAS Manufacturing Leadership Program helps companies find their next generation; Iowa STEM-related outreach expanding, STEM job creation trails national average; CIRAS helps Cline Tool assess and enhance safety procedures and OSHA compliance; If they won't come, build it—with a robot; CIRAS works with companies to make smart automation shoppers


Ciras News (Vol. 50, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2015

Ciras News (Vol. 50, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Expansion at ISU Research Park will create economic development hub; ISU career fairs offer major for matching students, businesses; Accumold proves proficiency, wins business thanks to CIRAS-arranges tests; With help from CIRAS, Dur-A-Lift designs a new home; CIRAS joining four centers in a bid to spur applied reserach; CyBIZ Lab helps Iowa companies bring student labor to bear on business problems; In times of shortage, build stability and avoid seasonal layoffs by sharing; Shivvers Manufacturing leveled its load, lessened seasonal layoffs by adding a product; CIRAS and SBDC assist rapidly growing, award-winning frozen food company; Interconnex uses CIRAS to ...


Ciras News (Vol. 50, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2015

Ciras News (Vol. 50, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Iowa State experts' analysis helps Groschopp improve products, satisfy customers; Iowa manufacturers should watch reshoring numbers closely, CIRAS research finds; CIRAS prompts $3.4M economic impact by helping Ryko Solutions build better funnel; CIRAS Innovation Summit seeks to map future for Iowa machinery makers; Iowa workforce: Fill empty jobs by wooing women?: Book by Iowa State professor probes history of discrimination against women studying engineering; Engaging, educating, and embedding—everywhere; CIRAS-led innovation process leads MAson City nonprofit to seek stability in cremation urns; Jackson Manufacturing values work of disabled individuals; Iowa partnership and networking events help companies find allie ...


Ciras News (Vol. 50, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2015

Ciras News (Vol. 50, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: CIRAS Innovation Service cuts costs, boosts businesses for Iowa spring; New Regional Peer Forums launching to engage and educate Iowa professionals; Misty Harbor boosts sales by $2M and (with CIRAS' help) remains on a path to improvement; CIRAS-arranged work helps legumes lift harvest innovations; CIRAS seeds new forum for discussing sustainable businesses in Iowa; Working on workforce: The importance of growing what you've got; Iowa State University—training the next generation of manufacturing leaders and engineers; Is automation an answer? CIRAS can help you think through the question; With CIRAS' help, Air Control seeks to breath new life ...


Ciras News (Vol. 49, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2014

Ciras News (Vol. 49, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Collaboration helps Walsh Door & Hardware Co. create new jobs, add $1.8M in sales; CIRAS leads Ossian Inc. to Iowa State lab for research on new deicing product; TWI helps World Class Industries increase sales by $2M and reduce deficit rate by 50%; Engineering Co-ops and Internships; Students make Engineering Career Fair a success; Announcing Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations; Cantace Drahn of M's Maching and Manufacturing honored with STEP award; GOVTALK-B2G sales; $389 million impact—CIRAS fiscal year 2013 results; CIRAS assists Iowa Lean Consortium in reaching Iowa manufacturers; Internet marketing strategy boot camps helps businesses get results


Ciras News (Vol. 50, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2014

Ciras News (Vol. 50, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Succession planning: There's no time like the present; ExporTech teaches Iowans how to strategize for selling abroad; CIRAS partners with Iowa Innovation Corporation to help high-growth businesses succeed; Valent BioSciences Corporation plant brings new jobs, economic growth to North Central Iowa; Building a workforce: If they don't come, go find them; Recruitment programs promote Iowa to military veterans, smooth path for immigrants


Ciras News (Vol. 49, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2014

Ciras News (Vol. 49, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Safety culture assessment saves Barilla money via better understanding of employee attitudes; Iowa State and CIRAS launch new online safety training modules; CIRAS sets table for food companies' success; CIRAS helps Regency Consulting rocket share of federal contracts upward 28 percent; Iowa's worker shortage: An old problem requiring new solutions; Filling the pipeline: By growing your own workers; Luring labor via LEGOS; Timerbline's long-term relationship with CIRAS enhances company growth an dprofitability; CIRAS-arragned webinar to show job shops how to get more done factor; Want to buy a rapid prototyping machine? Don't decide too rapidly


Ciras News (Vol. 49, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2014

Ciras News (Vol. 49, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Government contracts spur fast growth for Bush Construction; GOVTALK-B2G sales; CIRAS and IPRT help MAHLE Filter Systems save money, retain jobs; Innovative thinking at Plas-Tech Tooling leads to successful product launch; ABI partners to promote career opportunities in advanced manufacturing; CIRAS Innovation Services stimulate major investment at Kreg Tool Company; CIRAS-sparked partnerships between students and industry boost businesses' economic impact by $17 million; Five Iowa women awarded as among manufacturing's best


Ciras News (Vol. 49, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2013

Ciras News (Vol. 49, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Project helps LDJ add 30 jobs and increae sales by 30%; GOVTALK-B2G sales; Understanding the research behind creating innovative ideas; CIRAS celebrates 50 years of service to Iowa business and industry; Government contracting fuels grwoth at Genova Technologies; ISU Reserach Park facility improves collaboration and flexibility at Vermeer; ISU lab overview; CIRAS and the College of Human Sciences partner on Employee Wellness Program; Q&A with Sarah Rajala, College of Engineering dean; CIRAS awarded grant to establish Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Network


Ciras News (Vol. 48, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2013

Ciras News (Vol. 48, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Power Engineering and Manufacturing LTD seeks controlled growth; Harrisvaccines, Inc.—getting a revolutionary vaccine company off the ground; Defining U.S. business cycles; New CIRAS Advisory Council members; Lean practices/government contracts help Quality Machine of Iowa, Inc., move forward; Helping to grow the biobased economy; Appanoose County making strides with support from the Sustainable Economies Program; ISU lab overview; Lomont Molding is an industry-leading manufacturer of plastic components, CIRAS provides tools to optimize plastic processes and products


Ciras News (Vol. 48, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2013

Ciras News (Vol. 48, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Radius Steel Fabrication-SOO Tractor targets new industries; CIRAS offers system for innovation; Capston project at Double HH Manufacturing helps launch new automation system; Strong safety culture benefits manufacturers; A transformation plan steers the success of your business; Engineering Career Fair sets new attendance record


Ciras News (Vol. 48, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2013

Ciras News (Vol. 48, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Iowa companies use Iowa State structures lab to test products; ISU lab overview; Maintainer improves processes and builds a lean culture; ADA Enterprises increases sales by $615K using theory of constraints; New CIRAS Advisory Council member; CIRAS presents products made in Iowa at Engineering Career Fair; GOVTALK-B2G Sales; National survey explores management practices in U.S. manufacturing firms; CIRAS' ideation session energizes Decker to develop innovative new products and services; CEO Peer Council Service now being offered; Iowa Business Council and CIRAS partnership helps Iowa companies succeed


Ciras News (Vol. 48, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2012

Ciras News (Vol. 48, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: PowerFilm and researchers work together to advance solar cells; FEA services help companies achiee success; Worksite wellness programs—good for business; TWI focuses on learning by doing; Decker manufacturing redefines success; Lockard Companies takes a holistic approach; Iowa State's WurstFest—a smorgasbord of sausages; Size and characteristics of Iowa's construction sector; Manufacturing plays vital role in rural communities


Ciras News (Vol. 47, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2012

Ciras News (Vol. 47, No. 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: ESAPCO—A company on the move; Slimming down iproves processes; Recent innovation indicators for Iowa; Decker Manufacturing—A 134-year-old success story based in innovation; New Hope provides valuable economic contributions; New CIRAS Advisory Council members; B5 Brands takes environmental approach; Iowa State expands online professional development; Global standard set for safety data sheets


Ciras News (Vol. 47, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2012

Ciras News (Vol. 47, No. 3), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Iowa Spring utilizes CIRAS services to improve productivity and increase productivity; CIRAS offers guide to supply chain sustainability; Competition for high-skill manufacturing workers; Taking measure of the bioeconomy; Iowa firms: Get products biobased certified; What Iowans think about biobased products; Sustainable Economies Program targets Lee County; Security literacy: Your best computer security defense; Companies can save money through energy management; The EPRC: A great industry;university partnership


Ciras News (Vol. 47, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2012

Ciras News (Vol. 47, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Employees are key to Hy-Capacity's success; Team-bases Burke Corporation focuses on continuous improvement; West Liberty Foods is a leader in food safety training; Meat Science Extension educates industry; Are women the answer to the shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing?; Iowa State University's engineering career fair provides avenue for success; Sustainable Economies Program begins with Carroll RTC, Manufacturing in Iowa, Advice offered for winning government contracts


Ciras News (Vol. 46, Nos. 3, 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2011

Ciras News (Vol. 46, Nos. 3, 4), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: CIRAS assistance allows harvest innovations to focus on growth; Cedar Rapids mnaufacturer rebuilds in the aftermath of the 2008 flood; Trinity Fabricators gets a boost with bid match service; Collaborations are key with Innovation Gateway; Hiring trends look bright for Iowa State's College of Engineering students; USDA asks CIRAS to provide training across the country


Ciras News (Vol. 47, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2011

Ciras News (Vol. 47, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Rich tradition of innovation continues at Hagie Manufacturing; Q&A with Cathann Kress, Iowa State University Vice President for Extension and Outreach; Veteran-owned business proves to be ahead of the curve; CIRAS and ABI partner to provide services, support, and solutions for Iowa businesses; Senior capstone design program a win-win opportunity for students and industry partners


Ciras News (Vol. 46, Nos. 1, 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2011

Ciras News (Vol. 46, Nos. 1, 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: CIRAS instrumental in launch of new biobased product label by USDA; Persistence pays off for Iowa company seeking Rock Island Arsenal business; In Tolerance + CIRAS + WMEP = Winning partnership; Students propose solutions to companies' design challenges in capstone program; New Iowa EDA University Center Program will focus on growing sustainable regional trade centers; Iowa has leading role in U.S. wind energy industry


Ciras News (Vol. 44, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2009

Ciras News (Vol. 44, No. 2), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: How CIRAS is Respoiding to the Recession; PTAP opens new markets for former Iowa State basketball coach Wayne Morgan; ISO certification helps Softronics win a record-breaking contract; IPRT assistance keeps Metalcraft on the leading edge of RFID; Iowa State economist Dave Swenson sees some light at the end of Iowa's recessionary tunnel; How companies can smooth the way for our National Guard troops


Ciras News (Vol. 45, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2009

Ciras News (Vol. 45, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: Appointment partners CIRAS, College of Engineering for industry outreach; Q&A with Jonathan Wickert, College of Engineering dean; CIRAS helps SPEED student 'break' into engineering; Iowa State's Center for Nondestructive Evaluation puts high-tech tools to work for Iowa companies; Record attendance at annual procurement conference; Why a business continuity plan may be the best investment your company ever makes


Ciras News (Vol. 44, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service Jan 2008

Ciras News (Vol. 44, No. 1), Iowa State University Center For Industrial Research And Service

CIRAS News

Contents: CIRAS gathers crucial data to reveal ongoing challenges for Iowa industries; Standing in this line brings revenue to Iowa businesses; CIRAS guides successful commercialization partnership; New program wins companies over, fosters inventive growth; Iowa State students, CiRAS, and Iwoa companies all win with new curriculum; More biobased products obtain federal approval