Iowa

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the Fiscal Year 2021-2025 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program at its meeting on June 9. The program documents investments in Iowa's multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails and highways.

Volvo Construction Equipment has named Tyler Equipment its 2019 Dealer of the Year in North America. The company also awarded Housby Heavy Equipment the title of 2019 Uptime Dealer of the Year. The Dealer of the Year award recognizes the dealership in North America that best promotes the Volvo brand and the company's core strategies: to provide the highest uptime in the industry, offer unique customer solutions and ensure the best value at any stage in a machine's lifecycle.

Stellar Industries Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 9. While the world continues to change daily, the Iowa-based manufacturer took a moment to recognize three decades of work truck innovation designed to power customer productivity. Stellar was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa, by three ambitious entrepreneurs: Francis Zrostlik, Jim Vlaanderen and Gary Bomstad.

The Iowa Department of Transportation presented the Iowa Transportation Commission with the draft Fiscal Year 2021-2025 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program at its May 12 meeting. The program documents investments in Iowa's multimodal transportation system covering aviation, public transit, railroads, trails and highways.

Foundation work on a new $136.6 million federal courthouse in Des Moines is under way with augered pier work complete and pile cap installations and early work packages for the deep footings and site utilities started in March. Contractors broke ground on the project last August, with anticipated completion set for fall of 2022.

John Deere, in collaboration with the UAW, the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, announced it is producing protective face shields at John Deere Seeding Group in Moline, Illinois. Deere employees will initially produce 25,000 face shields to meet the immediate needs of health-care workers in several of its U.S.

GOMACO Corporation recently recognized Road Machinery and Supplies Company as a Top Ten Distributor for sales in the 2019 fiscal year. The award was presented in recognition for outstanding sales and distribution of GOMACO equipment in the United States.

Star Equipment Ltd. announces that Barry Schuler has joined Star Equipment as territory manager of Northwest Iowa. In this role, Barry will professionally manage all sales efforts of the 25 counties in his territory. "Barry is a great addition to the Star Equipment family," said Nate Sizemore, sales manager, Star Equipment.

April 2 Auction Update All customers are welcome to stop into Bryan Heavy Equipment to place a priority bid or make a bid before or on the day of the auction. Our auctioneer will be set up in our showroom at Bryan Heavy Equipment to auction off all items listed the day of the sale.

Despite the cold weather, Ziegler Cat held two indoor winter demo events in Minnesota and Iowa. Both demonstration events were hosted at local Equestrian centers. The facilities, approximately 150 x 300 ft., allowed customers to operate Cat's new equipment through different obstacles and challenges.

Thunder Creek Equipment and its parent company, LDJ Manufacturing, announced that Brad Jungling has been appointed as the company's newest president. Jungling joins Thunder Creek from Pella Corporation, the Iowa-based building products manufacturer. Jungling brings to Thunder Creek more than 30 years of experience, including specialization in manufacturing operations management and continuous business process improvement.