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eNewsChannels NEWS: -- It's been a year since the manufacturing industry was hit by the COVID-19 crisis forcing businesses to get creative to manage their workforce assets. In April of 2020, the rural Clarke County, Iowa's unemployment rate jumped from 3.4% to 11.8%, and more than 100,000 workers across the state were displaced, laid off, or simply let go when businesses had to close their doors, says Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC).
Addressing Post-COVID Shipping Shock – How Miller Products Company in Osceola Iowa Proved U.S. Sourced Materials Provide Advantages
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- Miller Products Company in Osceola Iowa, supplier of stock pins and fasteners as well as precision and Swiss CNC machined parts, has seen a significant increase in the demand for quick-turn and custom machining due to the post-COVID shipping challenges.
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- Since the WHO announced the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic status in early March, long-term care facilities have been on the front lines of the health and safety battle, notes the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC).
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- The Osceola City Council has approved a schedule for taking bids on construction of the updated wastewater treatment facility. A recent pre-bid meeting brought in a handful of interest, but with design and budgeting finalized, the City is now able to open the call for bids to contractors interested in undertaking the project.
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- Spring is finally here and with it comes the start of the building season. As part of an ongoing housing development initiative, Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has been working with the city of Osceola to offer home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects.
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- This year (2019) marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC). In August of 1969, the development corporation that has brought Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa numerous business and economic successes.
eNewsChannels NEWS: -- Osceola, Iowa's SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. took steps this week to address the risks surrounding dangerous weather - specifically tornado incidents like those seen in Pella and the Vermeer plant recently. With over two dozen employees housed in a steel-frame building, along with tons of manufacturing equipment, you can imagine what a similar incident would do to SIMCO.