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Cass/Atlantic Development Corporation is a public/private partnership serving as the economic development authority for Cass County, Iowa and the county seat, the City of Atlantic.

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Businesses in Cass County always come through! Thank you!Sometimes we have work that we just don't have the equipment for. The amount of times local businesses and community members have stepped up to offer help is something not seen in many communities.

We wanna send out a big thank you to the guys from Henningsen Const., Inc. who not only helped us get this monster plank out to the dock, but also helped unload it. Going above and beyond for their community.
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Meet the Management at the Atlantic - Akin Building Center

🔴 Dustin Holtz, Manager (pictured right)
Dustin has worked for Akin Building Center's for 13 years. He started in 2007 while a high school student working outside in the yard. He has made his way up through each position and has promoted all the way up to Store manager. He knows everything Akin from start to finish! Dustin is the son of Doug and Delores Holtz. He is part owner of Rumors Bar and Grill in Atlantic. He is also Vice President on the Nishna Hills Golf Board of Directors. Dustin is everyone's go to person when it comes to ordering building materials especially our contractors! He does a little bit of everything here at Akin, and keeps everyone on track! He is very dedicated and truly cares about all of our customers, contractors, and employees!

🟢Rick Mericle, Assistant Manager (pictured left)
Rick has worked for Akin Building Centers for four years. Rick is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. Rick has been in the home improvement industry for 15 years with 44 years of sales experience. Rick is married to Brandi Boos Mericle, director of the Cass Co. Landfill. They have 7 children between them both, 4 grandchildren, and 2 dogs. Rick is your go to guy with all home improvement and knows a little about everything from doors and windows, to kitchen cabinetry and remodels, to plumbing! Rick handles a lot of our receiving and inventory, and is a crucial member of our team.

🔵Ashley Skow, Office Manager/Marketing (pictured center)
Ashley has worked for Akin Building Center for 2 years this fall. She was born and raised in Atlantic. She is the daughter of the late Craig Ruhr, and Mark and Jessi Paulsen. She graduated college from Buena Vista University with her Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Accounting and Business Administration with a background in Photography in 2018. Ashley is married to Logan Skow, who works for Remington Seed in Harlan and farms. They have 3 daughters, and 2 dogs. Ashley is our "chaos coordinator" she takes care of all the paperwork and behind the scenes things to keep everything running smoothly!
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Valley Business Park

cadco-home-valley-park-1 The Valley Business Park, consisting of 156 acres, is only a one hour drive from both Omaha, Nebraska and Des Moines, Iowa allowing it to be both convenient and peaceful. Cass County and Audubon County in Southwest Iowa, and the economic development organizations in both counties, are working together to develop the new business park. For more information visit cadco-home-valley-park-map


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