From the beginning, when Jeanie Waters launched 3rd Degree Screening in Council Bluffs in 2012, she knew that its success would require both commercial and government contracts. Waters, whose company provides background checks, drug tests, and field investigation services for clients worldwide, turned to CIRAS for help with the government part. “The overall value [of CIRAS] is in learning the process and having educated support throughout,” Waters said. “You keep building on what you know and you build off your CIRAS representative.”
The specialists in CIRAS' Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) exist to help Iowa businesses understand what it takes to sell to the government. One of the key things necessary to succeed in to government contracting is a capability statement. A good one includes the following information:
Happy Tuesday. Politics, indexes, wage subsidies and replacement chickens. These are the chief topics we find on CIRAS news wires today. Here’s where you can find it all:
Sometimes, you just want to know. Cline Tool, based in Newton, recently completed a 15-month project with CIRAS to evaluate its safety plans and procedures. The result? Cline now has a new Safety Committee to address safety procedures, processes, and compliance moving forward. And its Board of Directors is much more confident after being reassured that Cline has a strong program in place that meets OSHA requirements.
Happy Friday. Today’s collection of Stuff We Find Interesting includes some politics, some gloomy economic forecasting and many, many words about how cool Des Moines is (now). Here’s where you can find it all:
Happy Wednesday. We assume you’re up-to-date on all things Sarah Palin. But we’ve got a few additional caucus-y tidbits, as well as some 3D printing and a good old fashioned courtroom fight in the making. Here’s where you can find the details:
Happy Tuesday. Today’s Digest offers a bit of happy fatalism, with articles that describe horrible economic news alongside bright outlooks for the future. At least the caucuses will be over soon…. Here’s where you can find what you need to know:
Happy Tuesday. CIRAS Digest returns from holiday vacation this week with a slightly thicker waistline and a pile of gloomy prognostication to peruse. Here’s where you can find all the details:
The evolution of manufacturing is occurring bit by bit across Iowa—including, among other places, at a metal door factory in Mason City. Curries, part of the Sweden-based ASSA ABLOY Group, is where roughly 490 production workers go each day to produce steel doors and frames.Since 2012, the company has been working steadily to automate the final phase of its door-handling process—a manual labor-intense procedure that tends to spawn high turnover and can cause the kind of muscle injuries that are common in an aging workforce.