Ackley manufacturer receives rural entrepreneurship award

Renew Rural Iowa

Iowa Steel Masters, a custom steel rollforming company founded in 2014, provides nearly 10 million pounds of steel to customers creating custom panels for agricultural buildings, residential projects and commercial building paneling each year. The company can add another accolade to its list of achievements, Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa (RRI) Entrepreneur Award.   

The Ackley-based company works its steel in a repurposed 80,000-square-foot former sweet corn packing facility, serving as a tribute to agriculture for founder Matt Roelfs, who grew up on a family hog and grain farm just a few miles from the factory. Initially, the former corn...

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