Trade talk: Northern Pipe Products plans to open Iowa plant
Northern Pipe Products of Fargo will open a polyethylene plant in Hampton, Iowa, in March 2003. The new operation will require $3.5 million in pipe production equipment and an 11-person crew. Northern Pipe officials expect the plant will need 50 ...
Northern Pipe Products of Fargo will open a polyethylene plant in Hampton, Iowa, in March 2003.
The new operation will require $3.5 million in pipe production equipment and an 11-person crew. Northern Pipe officials expect the plant will need 50 employees within five years.
Northern Pipe is a leading manufacturer of PVC pipes used for water mains, vents and waste disposal, and serves customers in the western United States and Canada.
"We considered several sites for our new plant before choosing Hampton," said President Wayne Voorhees. "This community is an ideal choice because it provides a central location within our service area, and we received enthusiastic local support."
Northern Pipe is an operating company of Otter Tail Corp. of Fergus Falls, Minn.
Mark your calendar
The Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead hosts its 5th Annual Meeting Nov. 14 at the Ramada Plaza Suites and Conference Center in Fargo.
The event includes a 6 p.m. social and 7 p.m. dinner.
Nationally recognized speaker Dr. Bob Ash will present "Leadership with Heart."
Tickets are $40 per person. Reserved tables of eight are available for $320. Register online at www.thechamber.net , call (218) 233-4397, ext. 15, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Got Gates tickets?
There are still seats available for the Bill Gates visit to Fargo Wednesday.
As of Friday, more than 7,500 people had requested free tickets to Gates' 10 a.m. address to Microsoft Great Plains employees and local business and education leaders at the Fargodome.
This is the first time the chairman of the board and chief software architect for Microsoft Corp. has visited Fargo. Microsoft owns Microsoft Great Plains, which has more than 900 employees in Fargo.
To register for the event online, go to www.travelhq.com/registration/billgateskeynote .
People are encouraged to arrive early at the Fargodome, as there will be security in place. While the keynote starts at 10:00 a.m., doors will open at 7:30 a.m. There are no cameras, video cameras or backpacks/bags allowed.
Tickets to the game
Accountemps of Fargo has joined North Dakota State University athletics this fall to sponsor a community outreach program in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Accountemps donated 50 tickets for each of NDSU's six home football games to various organizations in the F-M area, including PATH; Fraser, Ltd; Fargo Youth Commission; Village Family Service Center; the Girl Scouts Pine-to-Prairie Council and the Boy Scouts Northern Lights Council.
"We are excited about the new partnership with Accountemps. The community outreach program is a win-win," said Troy Goergen, assistant athletic director for marketing/media relations at NDSU. "The generosity of Accountemps allows young people of our community, who may not ordinarily get the chance to attend a Bison game, an opportunity to be a part of the college football experience."