What Do Valent BioSciences and Hydrite Have in Common?

Valent BioSciences and Hydrite are both expanding soon in Right to Work Iowa! Valent BioSciences is expanding in Osage. Meanwhile, Hydrite is expanding in Waterloo. Read on so you can learn more about each investment.

Valent BioSciences:

Valent BioSciences is expanding its facility soon in Right to Work Osage, Iowa.

Production-scale fermentation and recovery equipment will be installed with full digital capabilities to produce products that increase crop yields, preserve forests, and protect the public from vector-borne diseases. Construction will begin this summer and will be completed during the second quarter of 2024, according to company officials. […]

“We are proud to support these environmental initiatives, which align with our focus on sustainability and enhancing the quality of life in our local communities. […] Much work has also been going on behind the scenes to make these initiatives a reality, and we want to thank OneEnergy Renewables, the Heartland Power Cooperative, the City of Osage, the Mitchell County Conservation Board, and Pheasants Forever for their valuable contributions and assistance.” […]

“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with Valent BioSciences and OneEnergy on this project. […] By working together, Heartland Power Cooperative and OneEnergy are able to provide knowledge and experience in the energy industry to help Valent BioSciences reach their sustainability goals.”



Hydrite is investing $21 million in order to expand in Right to Work Waterloo, Iowa. This will also create 20 new jobs for the area!

“We understand the foundation of a great workplace relies on building blocks that are fundamental in company culture. […] Our core values and expectations focus around Integrity, Innovation, Quality, People, and Responsible Growth. We see these key attributes not only in our culture at Hydrite but throughout the people in the state of Iowa. We appreciate the long-term partnership and look forward to contributing to the community in the future.” […]

“Hydrite has found success in Waterloo completing multiple expansions at their location over the years, most recently in 2017. […] We are especially pleased to bring these additional good paying jobs to Waterloo.”


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