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Progress: Business

MARSHALLTOWN expands, grows

When MARSHALLTOWN hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a 60,000-square-foot addition of manufacturing space in May, it was the company’s first groundbreaking ceremony in their 131 year history. However, MARSHALLTOWN has broken a lot more ground than just their most recent expansion. ...

Gutter Point Patio combines backyard with brews

Only open for five months at full capacity before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, co-owner of Wayward Social Aaron Buzbee said he still isn’t quite sure what his new business venture is capable of. ”Right before COVID hit, we were seeing just amazing business,” he said. “It was the ...

Emerson hosting fifth annual We Love STEM Day event

For the fifth year in a row, Emerson Electric is hosting an event centered around STEM education called, “We Love STEM Day!” But what’s new for the 2021 edition is who the program will be reaching. In previous years, We Love STEM Day was only done with children of Emerson employees ...

New, updated grocery stores grace Marshalltown

The grocery scene in Marshalltown is growing and changing rapidly and bringing new shopping opportunities to residents. All of the grocery stores near south Center Street have upgraded and renovated in some way and a brand-new grocery store - Supermarket Villachuato - is gracing downtown. ...

Bruin breaks the manufacturing mold

Mass producing plastic moldings is all about quality and consistency. It’s no wonder Bruin Manufacturing continues to be a pioneer in the industry. Quality and consistency are inborn for the plastic injection molding company. Owner Sam Devick represents the third generation of his family ...

Fogle Brothers have successful pandemic year

With home floor installation being the Fogle Brothers business, 1712 S. Center St., the expectation would be the number of customers in 2020 would be down from 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Fogle Brothers didn’t miss a beat and appears to be growing even more ...