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IDEA MAN: New Tech May Bring New Jobs
In 2007, Iowa governor Chet Culver began the Iowa Demonstration Fund. The fund's goal is to help Iowa companies bring their ideas to market and create jobs. The fund helped Pella engineer and inventor Jeff Fleenor to build a prototype large wood grinder. Fleenor's idea also includes some technology he has patented which helps the grinder to save on diesel fuel.