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Urbandale Branch Opening on 18-Apr-13 09:43
On May 6th, we will open the doors to our latest facility at 4040 121st Street in Urbandale. The new facility is a 70,000 square foot, combination warehouse-office building. The Urbandale branch will be one of two convenient locations for our customers in the greater Des Moines area. Our other Des Moines branch on Guthrie Avenue will continue operations while our Clive operation on 108th Street will be closing and relocating to the new Urbandale location.
Van Meter First to Become Blue Zones Certified Worksite on 12-Feb-13 09:59
Van Meter Inc. recently became the first business in Cedar Rapids certified as a Blue Zones Worksite by the Linn County Board of Health.
Van Meter Opens New Facility on 08-Feb-12 14:45
The company outgrew its previous Iowa City operation on Highland Court and made the decision to purchase land on Ruppert Road near the Iowa City airport. Van Meter broke ground on the new 22,840 square foot combination warehouse-office building in July 2011.
Important Lamp Price Increase and Shortage Notification on 29-Jul-11 14:44
To: Van Meter Customers FOR IMMEDIATE REVIEW
Van Meter Industrial becomes Van Meter Inc. on 18-Jul-11 09:49
We work to do whatever it takes to best serve you. If that means trying something new, we’re all for it. Thanks to you challenging us and our culture of continuous improvement, we’ve created new services and custom solutions – causing our business to evolve.
Event Raises Money for Children’s Miracle Network on 15-Jul-11 15:40
This year, Van Meter Inc. selected the UI Children’s Miracle Network as the recipient of its annual Night at the Races charity event. Community members, customers and employees were invited to enjoy a night at Hawkeye Downs Raceway with an admission fee of a $1 minimum donation with 100% of the proceeds directed to the Children’s Miracle Network to benefit the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.
Van Meter breaks ground on Iowa City Facility on 13-Jul-11 10:08
Van Meter Inc., a Cedar Rapids-based electrical parts wholesaler, broke ground Thursday on a 22,840 square foot facility to be built on Ruppert Road, near the Iowa City airport.
2011 ESOP Company of the Year on 18-May-11 10:47
May 12, 2011 (Washington, DC) – Van Meter Industrial, an employee-owned company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been selected by The ESOP Association as the 2011 ESOP Company of the Year. The award was presented at the Association’s 34th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership.
United Way Pacesetter on 18-May-11 10:47
On February 10th, 2011, United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) presented Van Meter with an award for their 2010 Pacesetter efforts in the organization’s annual fundraising campaign. Van Meter kicked off the campaign by raising $54,009 (a 21% increase over 2009). For the overall campaign, Van Meter challenged the community with a $50,000 matching grant towards new and increased donations. As part of a step-up challenge, the company also donated a $2,500 home entertainment award package. In all, the UWECI was able to reach an all-time record of $10,512,000.
Alt Named supplyForce Owner-Member of the Year on 18-May-11 10:46
At the February 2011 supplyForce National Meeting, Jason Alt, Employee Owner and National Accounts Manager for Van Meter, was named 2010 Owner-Member of the Year for the Electrical Supply Division. Alt also received the award in 2005, making Van Meter and Alt the first and only two-time winners.