Dana Bernardy joins AAEDC
The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) announces that Dana Bernardy has recently joined the organization in the role of Community & Workforce Development Coordinator.
Bernardy is a longtime resident of the Alexandria area. She will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in her role as she works with local units of government and businesses as it relates to community and workforce development. She will play a vital role in the organization’s efforts and initiatives throughout Douglas County.
FORCE America Breaks Ground
FORCE America, an employee-owned company and leading supplier of systems and components for highway trucks and other mobile markets broke ground on their new facility in the Industrial Park on Iowa Avenue on Wednesday, August 14.
Numerous community members and city officials attended the ceremony to offer their congratulations and appreciation to the company for their desire to build in our community . Following the groundbreaking, attendees were treated to a tour of FORCE America's current building that they have outgrown.
Construction will soon start on their 45,000 square foot expansion. This $5 million expansion is expected to create 12 new jobs over two years, with pay ranging from $11.02 per hour to $26 per hour.
The facility will house a FORCE America valve division with its subsidiary, VariTech Industries, remaining at its current site.
“Industrial Property Donation Opens New Chapter in Alexandria Development”
The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission (AAEDC) is pleased to announce the family of Art & Ruth Niska has donated a 3 acre parcel of property to the Lakes Area Economic Development Authority. This parcel is located within the Alexandria Airport Industrial Park at 3711 Nevada Street and will be used for future industrial park development. ‘The Niska’s gift of this prime industrial site significantly enhances the Commission’s economic development opportunities and subsequent job creation,” said Jason Murray, Executive Director of the AAEDC. “The gift of this property opens a new chapter in the industrial development of the Alexandria lakes area. We are proud to be a part of this process and wish to thank the Niska's for their unprecedented gift.”
Please see the Niska Press Release for more information.