Monthly Archives: October 2016

Introducing 2016’s Forty Under 40

The Corridor Business Journal is proud to introduce another outstanding class of Forty Under 40 honorees, all of whom have been selected for both their professional achievements, and dedicated service to our communities.

Rockwell Collins to acquire B/E Aerospace for $6.4 billion

Rockwell Collins plans to acquire B/E Aerospace, the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products, in a $6.4-billion deal that will become the largest in the company’s 83-year history.

Hibu move more than fills downtown CR office gap

Downtown Cedar Rapids landlords and retailers had something to celebrate last week after hibu announced plans to move its 650-person operation to the Town Centre building at 221 Third Ave. SE.

VTI grows behind success of heavy-duty farming tool

Phil Reed was so frustrated with the clog-prone manure injector he used on his 2,000-acre operation that he tinkered for two-and-a-half years to build a better one. Now the no-till farming world is beating a path to his door.

Smart grid needs push coop into broadband market

Anamosa-based Maquoketa Valley Rural Electric Cooperative is set to begin work on a $65 million fiber optic network that will bring high-speed internet service to many of its 17,000 members as a secondary benefit of building a smart power grid.

Signs of improvement ahead in Iowa City

Businesses in downtown Iowa City will soon be able to get customized signs made by local artists to spruce up their storefronts through a program supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Wingman program takes off in Corridor

After months of flying under the radar, the latest initiative dedicated to helping Corridor companies retain new recruits to the area is set to lift off at the region’s semi-annual welcome event.

Hiawatha looks to leverage dealership wins

With more dealers than it’s ever had before, the city of Hiawatha is hoping to leverage its newfound automotive retailing clout to grow other retail areas.

Moxie Solar acquires Vinton firm as falling prices favor solar

The North Liberty solar company has acquired Vinton-based installer Green Transitions, which comes as Moxie prepares to break into new markets both in and outside Iowa.

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