What Employees Say

Happy Manufacturing WorkerManufacturing means something to everyone. The Iowa Department of Education conducted a series of focus groups and surveys asking Iowans what it means to work in manufacturing. Here are some of the responses:

"Flexible schedules, vacation time, and overtime pay bonuses are great."

"Sense of community with co-workers."

"This is a career, not just a job."

"This is challenging and rewarding work, with no two days the same."

"Manufacturing careers are evolving every day."

"Pride in making a quality product."

"We are building the future and creating the world you live in."

"I love welding since I am making art."

"Great job security and a steady pay check."

"Great transferable skills to other industries without the expensive costs of college."

"Producing clean, useable biofuels that would have otherwise been dumped in a landfill and wasted."