Fitzgerald: Worker, housing shortages are obstacles in rural Iowa

Monday, January 28, 2019

MANSON — Their colorful, custom-cut benches may be popular around town, but Fitzgerald Industries’ primary business is building things for animal processing operations.

Gov. Kim Reynolds was in Manson to hear about this growing business, and the challenges facing growth in the area.

One of the top challenges is being able to find qualified workers, said owner Don Fitzgerald.

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