CIRAS Strategic Advisor named one of Corridor Business Journal’s 250 Most Influential Business Leaders

Rachel Hahn, CIRAS Strategic Advisor, is named one of Corridor Business Journal’s 250 Most Influential Business Leaders. This annual publication is an exhaustive year-long research initiative by the newsroom of the Corridor Business Journal, delivering a personal, engaging look at the region’s most influential business leaders across major industries. From the publication:  Illinois native Rachel … Continue reading CIRAS Strategic Advisor named one of Corridor Business Journal’s 250 Most Influential Business Leaders

Staff Update: Meet Ty Hill

Ty Hill has joined CIRAS as a Project Manager on the Industry 4.0 team. Ty received his Master of Engineering (Systems Engineering) from Iowa State University. He has over 20 years of engineering experience across numerous manufacturing processes, including automation, process improvement, quality, and safety. In this role, Ty will help companies make significant impacts … Continue reading Staff Update: Meet Ty Hill

Staff Update: Meet Pamela Lane

Pamela Lane joined CIRAS as a Project Manager on the workforce team. Pam is a certified Human Resources professional with a Bachelor of Science degree in management communications & human resources. Her experience includes HR leadership positions in manufacturing, specializing in strategy, recruitment, and employee relations. Pam’s role will include supporting Iowa businesses with workforce-related … Continue reading Staff Update: Meet Pamela Lane

Interim Director Named for CIRAS

Interim Director Named for the Center for Industrial Research and Service at Iowa State University AMES, IA— Assistant Director and Operations Manager Leah Barton has been appointed interim director for the Center of Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS). Following 25 years as CIRAS director, Ron Cox will step down from that role and join the … Continue reading Interim Director Named for CIRAS

Watching Iowa’s Economy: January 2023

Here is CIRAS’s quick look at major economic indicators for Iowa. For an introduction and a description of the indicators used, see our first post. Indicator Status Underlying Data Notes ISM Manufacturing PMI® Manufacturing contracted for the second consecutive month. Most measures indicate a general slowing; however, employment grew in December. Mid-American Index Midwest manufacturing … Continue reading Watching Iowa’s Economy: January 2023

Watching Iowa’s Economy – December

Watching Iowa’s Economy: December Here is CIRAS’s quick look at major economic indicators for Iowa. For an introduction and a description of the indicators used, see our first post. Indicator Status Underlying Data Notes ISM Manufacturing PMI® Manufacturing contracted last month, the first reported contraction since May 2020.  Inventories and production grew last month. Mid-American … Continue reading Watching Iowa’s Economy – December

7th Annual CIRAS Holiday Gift List

In need of some last-minute gift ideas? We’ve compiled a short list of Iowa-manufactured products that make great gifts! Upgrade their truck with accessories from Putco or their semi from Iowa Customs Help kids discover physics while having fun with race tracks using Blu Track Gift some of Tiefenthaler’s skinless brats! Give your favorite athlete … Continue reading 7th Annual CIRAS Holiday Gift List