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2011-11-30 10:54:15

University of Iowa engineers have published their findings from a study of residential soils in the city of Cedar Rapids, making it one of only a few such U.S. urban soil studies ever conducted. The authors of the study, published in the November online edition of the journal Environmental Pollution, collected soils in the residential areas of downtown Cedar Rapids and analyzed them for industrial pollutants known as PCBs (polychlorinated biphyenyls) and chlordanes. Measured values for...

2011-06-27 08:46:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Involta, LLC announces plans to build and operate a 20,000 square foot hardened enterprise data center in Duluth, Minnesota. While final approvals from local agencies are still pending, design of the facility is currently underway. The high-security colocation data center will house mission critical computer systems and related components for healthcare organizations, businesses, government and educational institutions. The $10.5 million...

2011-02-14 09:56:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill's Corn Milling facility in Cedar Rapids recently achieved a safety milestone in having reached one year in which no employee has had a work-related injury. "Achieving and maintaining a safe work environment is something that we take very seriously, and in fact it is one of our core business values," said Mike Smith, vice president, Cargill Corn Milling Operations. "For us to be successful, safety must be a shared mindset that...

2011-01-12 11:00:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), expects Iowa customers to see lower electric bills in 2011 as a result of the company's 2010 electric rate case. The expectation is based on details from the Iowa Utilities Board's (IUB) written decision order in IPL's 2010 Iowa electric rate case. Potential savings come from approval of the company's cost management plan and a small refund to...

2010-12-21 08:54:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Involta LLC today announces that it has completed a successful capital raise of $8 million. The capital raised will be used to fund two new enterprise, colocation data centers which will include a new facility in Akron, Ohio as well as another facility that will be announced in the coming months. Financing in the equity round was led by Stephen C. Gray of Gray Venture Partners, LLC. Mr. Gray will serve as chairman of the Involta board of...

2010-12-10 08:46:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiberutilities Group LLC announces its central role in attaining a federal funding commitment letter (FCL) for the deployment of a new $20M fiber optic medical network in Western Nebraska. Fiberutilities Group was retained by the Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network (RNHN), a consortium of nine rural hospitals and related clinics in western Nebraska to take the lead in planning, financing, operational and government coordination for the...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.