Fayette County Business Spotlight!

Rupp Air Management - a Division of CaptiveAire

Fayette County Business Spotlight!

CaptiveAire is the nation's leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems and one of their six manufacturing facilities is located right here in Fayette County. The West Union plant has been operating since 1998, initially as Rupp Air Management Systems.  Rupp, as it is known locally, was acquired by CaptiveAire in 2000.

There are currently 108 highly skilled employees working at the facility which manufactures custom ventilation systems for clients located across the United States and Canada. Clients include independent restaurants, national chains, and other public and private institutions. Rupp has worked directly with local businesses too, supplying systems in St. Lucas, Oelwein, West Union and Fayette. The ventilation systems integrate hoods, exhaust fans, electrical controls, direct-fired heaters, grease duct systems, fire suppression systems, grease filters and utility distribution systems that are specifically designed for each clients needs. 

The facility cuts and forms all of its steel panels in house using two specialty turret punches made in Finland. These machines have the capability of taking raw steel ans changing it into a formed part ready for assembly within minutes. These machines are an essential part of the plant production. All piping and wiring are done in the factory to minimize labor at the job site. No onsite welding is required to install CaptiveAire's grease duct system, which is an industry leading innovation. Aaron Ryan, West Union's plant manager credits Rupp's high quality and dependable workforce as key to their success. For more information about CaptiveAir and its products, please visit: www.captiveaire.com.

Welcome to Fayette County!

Welcome to Fayette County!

Fayette County ranks 13th in the midwest as a "Best Place to Live". Fayette County covers 720 square miles of prairie, farmland and scenic bluffs. This is a great place to build any business. We're convenient to transportation and wireless communication and there's a choice of five industrial parks - some 175 acres groomed for business growth. You and your employees will enjoy a great standard of living in Fayette County. Our school systems are great which is indicated by the fact that 83 percent of our graduates are college bound. Our beautiful parks and array of outdoor recreational activities is endless. Come see how fantastic Fayette County is!

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Facebook Marketing Class Offered

Posted: Wed, September 24, 2014
Why You Should "Like" Facebook Marketing!

If you still think Facebook is just a site to keep in touch with friends and family, let us show you why this social media site has become a marketing engine for the business world. Find out how to set up a Facebook page for your business, understand why its critical to install the Facebook "Like" button on your website and experiment with the many tools and features to build relevant content. Access quick, easy and free data through the Facebook Insights dashboard to understand and analyze trends in user growth and demographics to improve engagement. Consumer-focused and business-to-business companies alike are growing their brands through Facebook posting; come find out whether your business should be one of them!

Class Date: October 15, 2014
Class Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Class Location: NICC Oelwein Center/RAMS
Cost is $29.00
Register online by going to www.nicc.edu/solutions. Class #31473
Registration deadline: October 14th
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ISU Automation Workshop

Posted: Thu, September 18, 2014
ISU will be hosting an Automation Workshop Thursday, October 16th in Postville. Anyone interested in exploring the use of automation in their manufacturing plant and how to work with system integrators.
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Fayette County to Host Business Consultant

Posted: Thu, September 18, 2014
Steven Horman, a professional business consultant, specializing in one-on-one business counseling and long range strategic planning for businesses, government and non-profit organizations, will be in Fayette County to provide free and confidential one-on-one business counseling to existing business owners or to those considering starting a business on Tuesday, Oct 14th.

These services are sponsored by the Northeast Iowa Business Network (NIBN), Northeast Iowa Community College and Fayette County Economic Development through a Rural Business Opportunity Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact Fayette County Economic Development by phone: 563-422-5073 or email: director@fayettecountyia.com.

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FCCF Grant Applications Deadline November 15th

Posted: Thu, October 2, 2014
The Fayette County Community Foundation (FCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, is announcing the application deadline for all 2015 grants will be midnight (CST) on Nov. 15, 2014, with grant awards to be announced in March. Grants are awarded to projects in the following areas: arts and culture; community betterment; education; environmental education and protection; health; historic preservation; and human services. Grant applications must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization (or government entity) serving Fayette County in order to be considered for funding.

Completed applications must be submitted online no later than November 15th to be considered for fall funding.  All applications and required attachments must be submitted online. The grant application may be found at www.fayetteccf.org after September 15.
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