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March 06, 2015

10 years of blogging Rochester

On March 4, 2005, I wrote my first blog post. Kiger's Notebook blogo 2x

It was my sixth year at the Post-Bulletin. I created the "Heard on the Street" column about three years before the blog began. 

More  than 6,200 posts, stacks of columns, mountains of tweets and many gray hairs later, I'm still here writing about business and things vaguely related to businesPhoto on 2015-03-03 at 18.11s in southeastern Minnesota.

It'syou, the readers, who make this career such a fulfilling and entertaining one. Thank you everyone for your feedback, criticism and support over these past 10 years. 

10 years of blogging Rochester

On March 4, 2005, I wrote my first blog post.Kiger's Notebook blogo 2x

It was my siPhoto on 2015-03-03 at 18.11xth year at the Post-Bulletin. I created the "Heard on the Street" column about three years before the blog began. 

More than 6,200 posts, stacks of columns, mountains of tweets and many gray hairs later, I'm still here writing about business and things vaguely related to business in southeastern Minnesota.

It's you, the readers, who make this career such a fulfilling and entertaining one. Thank you everyone for your feedback, criticism and support over these past 10 years.  

January 16, 2012

Zumbrota concrete firm firms up Wanamingo deal

A Zumbrota pre-cast concrete parts maker is firming up a deal to open a second plant in Wanamingo.

ConcastConcast Inc., which manufactures concrete parts for electrical and wind power industries, is buying an almost 28,000-square-foot building in the Wanamingo's Industrial Park, says Ben Olson, vice president of Concast.

That complex, south of Wanamino, was last occupied by Meyers Tool & Repair Inc.

"We've just run out of room here," Olson says of Concast's 66,000-square-foot facility in Zumbrota, along U.S. 52.

He says the growing wind energy market is powering Concast's need for a second manufacturing facility.

Concast sells its own trademarked brand of fiberglass reinforced concrete called Fibercrete.

Concast hopes to have the Wanamingo site outfitted and ready for production by summer.

Olson anticipates that this new plant will mean adding to his staff of almost 40.

"We will probably add a few to begin with and then hopefully another five or six in the next year or so," he says.

July 05, 2007

New golf course + Wanamingo

GolfballLes Johnson was the first person to tee off on Wanamingo's new nine-hole golf course, Emerald Valley Golf Course, according to the News-Record.

The course is along Highway 60, one mile east of Wanamingo.