NEWTON, IA – May 2, 2024 – Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) is proud to announce the groundbreaking of a cutting-edge Renewable Energy Distribution Center in Newton, Iowa. This milestone marks the company’s commitment to advancing clean energy infrastructure in the region.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 15th, at 10:00 AM at the corner of N 33rd Ave E & E 28th St N, bringing together key stakeholders, community leaders, and project partners to celebrate the commencement of this pivotal project.

Key Features of the Renewable Energy Distribution Center:

  • Green Energy Integration: The center will leverage the latest technologies to facilitate the efficient distribution of renewable energy sources, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.
  • Job Creation: The project is expected to support and create employment opportunities in the local community, fostering economic growth and providing skilled jobs in the renewable energy sector.
  • Community Impact: IAIS is committed to community engagement and will actively collaborate with local organizations to ensure the positive impact of the center on the surrounding area.

“This project is the latest example in our proud history of consistently investing in our infrastructure on the Iowa Interstate Railroad to serve our customers’ needs. This new distribution center at Newton – a 100% private sector investment – will provide wind energy shippers a first-class facility to safely transload and store their components. With our unique connections to every Class I carrier, we are excited about the benefits our distribution center will provide to customers by enhancing wind energy supply chain efficiencies both into and out of Iowa,” said IAIS Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Carrie Evans.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: N 33rd Ave East & E 28th St North (please park in the adjacent parking lot)

About Iowa Interstate Railroad

Founded in 1984, Iowa Interstate Railroad is a Cedar Rapids-based Class-II regional railroad company operating in the Midwest region between Chicago, Peoria, and the Omaha areas. It is one of the only regional railroads in the country with direct connections to all six Class-I railroads. For more information about IAIS, please visit