Iowa Central breaks new ground

Storm Lake facility should open in fall 2020

-Photo courtesy of Paul DeCoursey
Mike Porsch, Storm Lake mayor, left, Chris Cleveland, Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake Center director, and Dan Kinney, Iowa Central president, stand with shovels in hand during a groundbreaking Tuesday on a new Iowa Central industrial training center in Storm Lake. The estimated $2.8 million center will provide students an opportunity to learn trades such as welding and industrial mechanics. Training programs tailored to specific businesses, like Tyson Foods in Storm Lake, will also be conducted at the facility. Allers Associates Architects, of Fort Dodge, is the architect firm for the project. Kinney said construction should begin within the next month. The training center is anticipated to open in the fall of 2020, he said.