Elevate Advanced Manufacturing

On October 2nd, the Iowa Association of Business & Industry (ABI) and Elevate Advanced Manufacturing will host the fourth annual Legends in Manufacturing dinner to celebrate the manufacturing industry and to recognize legends in manufacturing for their hard work and dedication to Iowa, the industry, and their company. Legends in Manufacturing will be held at the Prairie Meadows Hotel & Convention Center in Altoona. ABI and Elevate invites you to stay for the Advanced Manufacturing Conference on October 3rd at the Prairie Meadows Hotel & Convention Center. 

Legends in Manufacturing nomination forms will be available June 1st and will be found on Elevate e-channels. 

Congratulations to the 2017 Legends in Manufacturing award winners! 

  • Under 100 Employees: Fred Buie, Keystone Electrical Company. 
  • 100 - 300 Employees: Todd Sommerfeld, Kreg Tool Company.
  • 300 Plus Employees: David Zrostlik, Stellar Industries, Inc.  
  • Champion Award: Dr. Ron Cox & Michael O'Donnel, Central Industrial Research and Services (CIRAS).
  • Posthumous Award: Gary Vermeer, Vermeer Corporation
  • Ambassador of the Year: Kelly Barrick, The Private Bank
  • Honorary Ambassador of the Year Award: Dennis Murdock, Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO)


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