The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Local News

November 16, 2013

Major development a cause for celebration

Data Dimensions, local officials celebrate new location in Lyons tech park

CLINTON — City officials and various business professionals joined together on Friday to celebrate a major economic development in the Lyons Business and Technology Park in Clinton.

After a little less than eight months, construction on a more than 29,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center concluded and Data Dimensions opened its doors to the community.

"When you make an investment like this, you really make it to the whole community," Data Dimensions Chairman Mark Bush said. "The fact that everybody was able to come together to fulfill our commitment to the community is amazing."

The new facility is a $6.2 million investment in not only the future of the Lyons tech park, but also in the future of the city. To add to the excitement Friday, Mayor Mark Vulich announced the city will receive a Revitalizing Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

The grant will be used to fund the development of a road from Millcreek Parkway to Iowa 136, which will eventually connect to the 19th Avenue North expansion project.

By completing the road, the Lyons tech park will see seven new commercial development lots adding to the growth of the area, a growth in which Data Dimensions has played an integral role.

"It's remarkable to see a building up in less than eight months," Vulich said. "It goes to show that government and private industry can work together, and work together very efficiently."

To celebrate that work, Lyons Business and Technology Park president Tom Determann, Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce President Nathan Sondgeroth and Clinton Regional Develpment Corp. President Mike Kirchhoff, among many others, were on hand to congratulate Bush and all the company leaders who welcomed the group on Friday.

"It's great that you've reinvested in Clinton," Determann said.

But Friday represented more to Bush than having an opportunity to speak to community leaders. For him, it is the rebirth of a company he has spent his entire life developing.

With tears in his eyes, Bush expressed his deepest compassion to his committed and dedicated staff members at Data Dimensions, and credited their hard work for the success of the company.

"This businesses is more to us than just a business; it is in our soul and Clinton is a part of that," Bush said. "We're feeling so grateful that we have this community and people with Data Dimensions behind us."

With the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony in the books, it is all work from here for Bush and the rest of the Data Dimensions family. Moving from the old to the new facility will take place this weekend, and full production of the company will be under way by Monday.

Bush expects it to take a little more than two months to get everything functioning on a high-caliber basis, but is confident that the facility will be running at full capacity by January.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 4-16-14 Braley Visit Local candidates gear up for primary election CLINTON -- The campaign trail is heating up a little early this year for Iowa politicians as the primary election is on the horizon and many challengers await. Three Republican primary races are causing those candidates to get their names and faces o

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • City considers upsizing storm sewer capacity CAMANCHE -- Residential development is a key component to the fortitude of Camanche, according to city leaders so they are taking the steps necessary to keep it an appealing location for future investors. To do so, those leaders are looking to up siz

    April 16, 2014

  • Schools will continue sports-sharing agreements CLINTON -- Students attending Camanche, Central DeWitt, Northeast and Prince of Peace schools still will be able to participate in the athletic programs offered in the Clinton School District. At a meeting Monday, Clinton School Board members approve

    April 16, 2014

  • Sex abuse trial continues CLINTON -- Assistant County Attorney Ross Barlow began his case Tuesday against a man charged with sexual abuse of a 3-year-old girl. Russell McColley, 39, is charged with second-degree sexual abuse, a class B felony carrying as much as 25 years in

    April 16, 2014

  • Cattail Slough closed due to high water FULTON, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that Cattail Slough recreation area south of Fulton has been closed due to high water levels. The recreation area will remain closed until it has dried out sufficie

    April 16, 2014

  • Thefts from farms investigated MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Carroll County Crime Stoppers is asking for help to solve two recent burglaries being investigated by the Carroll County Sheriff's Department. A caller could receive a reward of as much as $1,000 for information leading to an ar

    April 16, 2014

  • MAP: January & February arrests by ward

    The monthly arrest reports for January and February indicate 139 total arrests were made by Clinton police during that time period.

    April 15, 2014

  • 4-15-14 Clinton School Board Meeting UPDATED: School board finalizes new budget, cuts positions

    Job cuts in the Clinton School District were made official this week.

    Clinton School Board members approved 12 job cuts in February to make up a $907,751 deficit in the fiscal year 2014-15 school district budget. On Monday, the board unanimously approved the final budget, which included the cuts.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-15-14 jail photo County hears jail proposal

    CLINTON -- A needs assessment study on the Clinton County Jail and communications department is bringing forth more questions on how the city and county will proceed. Former Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission Coordinator Brian McKenrick a

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sex abuse trial under way in Clinton CLINTON -- Prosecutors will present their case today in the trial of a Clinton man accused of sexual abusing a 3-year-old girl. The trial against Russell S. McColley, 39, began late Monday afternoon. He is charged with second-degree sexual abuse, a c

    April 15, 2014

Facebook
Clinton
Camanche
Fulton
Clinton Herald photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.