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Q1 2014 Tama County Pitch & Build

The Tama County Q1 2014 Pitch & Build occurred on January 21, 2014 with presentations on Tama County’s 2nd annual STEM Festival in Traer, the expansion of the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center’s Tama-Toledo Clinic in Toledo, and the opportunity to purchase Petty Livestock Equipment Manufacturing in Gladbrook.

Lisa Chizek of North Tama School District spoke about Tama County’s 2nd annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Festival occurring on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 1-3 pm at the North Tama High School.   Last year’s festival drew around 35-40 participants and over 300 students and their families.  New this year will be a Pitch & Win competition for any participating Iowa student.  More information is available at http://www.jacobsoninstitute.org/pitchandwin.

John Hughes, CEO of Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center, spoke about MMSC’s expansion in Tama-Toledo.  They will be building a new $3.0M clinic on Highway 63 just off of the Highway 30 interchange.  Plans include having the rehabilitation wing more accessible, improving diagnostic ability, and better customer service.  They hope to start building early this summer.

Mark Chaffee spoke about the opportunity to purchase the existing business of Petty Livestock Equipment Manufacturing in Gladbrook.  The family-owned business has been producing quality livestock equipment for the farm, show barns, and arenas since 1966.  Most work is custom work, done to the specs of a county or state fair, a regional horse barn, a farm raising sheep, a veterinary school, etc.  The Petty family seeks to retire from the business and are looking for the right person(s) to take control of this creative and vibrant business.

The Q2 2014 Tama County Pitch & Build will be on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Toledo.


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