The Iowa Area Development Group (IADG), on behalf of Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telecommunication companies, honored seven distinguished Iowa companies with the Iowa Venture Award at a luncheon held in conjunction with the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting at the Sheraton West Des Moines.

Midwest Precast Concrete (MPC Enterprises, Inc.), located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, produces concrete products that are used in construction projects throughout the Midwest including Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. Product lines include columns, beams, double tee roof and wall panels, insulated architectural wall panels, spandrel panels, stairs, and stadium risers. MPC Enterprises has continued to expanded their business, generating the need for the purchase of a vacant 220,000 sq. ft. former bus facility in Mount Pleasant. MPC Enterprises now employs 130 people. MPC Enterprises was nominated for an Iowa Venture Award by Access Energy Cooperative, who also provided support for this business expansion through their Revolving Loan Fund.

L-R: Rand Fischer, IADG, Kevin Wheeler, General manager/CEO AEC, Bill Northey. From MPC with their wives: Beth Moehle, Jeff Moehle, Mike Moehle, Rachel Moehle, Seth Watson, Kali Watson. Far right: Kim Davis AEC Director of Member Services and Public Relations

L-R: Rand Fischer, IADG, Kevin Wheeler, General manager/CEO AEC, Bill Northey. From MPC with their wives: Beth Moehle, Jeff Moehle, Mike Moehle, Rachel Moehle, Seth Watson, Kali Watson. Far right: Kim Davis AEC Director of Member Services and Public Relations

“IADG, on behalf of our sponsors, is proud to recognize these outstanding companies,” said Rand Fisher, president of Iowa Area Development Group. “Their innovation, vision, courage, and social responsibility have made an impressive impact on their communities, regions and the State of Iowa.”