Iowa Interstate Railroad Breaks Ground on a Renewable Energy Distribution Center

16 May 2024

news, economic development

The Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) has broken ground on a cutting-edge Renewable Energy Distribution Center in Newton. 

The Renewable Energy Distribution Center—a 100% private sector investment—will provide wind energy shippers with a first-class facility to safely transload and store their components. It will leverage the latest technologies to facilitate the efficient distribution of renewable energy sources, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future. The project is expected to provide skilled jobs in the renewable energy sector that will support and create employment opportunities in Jasper County

Founded in 1984, Iowa Interstate Railroad is a Cedar Rapids-based Class-II regional railroad company operating in the Midwest region between Chicago, Peoria, and the Omaha areas. It is one of the only regional railroads in the country with direct connections to all six Class-I railroads. The Renewable Energy Distribution Center is a milestone in the company’s commitment to advancing clean energy infrastructure in the region.

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