At the May board meeting of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), members and those in attendance welcomed the newest board member, Altec’s Nathan Grismore.

CCDC Board Welcomes the Addition of Altec’s Nathan GrismoreNathan grew up in the Houston, Texas area, but by the age of 9 he and his family decided to move to south-central Iowa to tap into the Midwestern family values they cherished as well as to foster Nathan’s love of baseball. A graduate of Chariton high school and subsequently Buena Vista and Mount Mercy Universities, Nathan has been with Altec’s Osceola Body Plant for more than three years, two as HR Business Partner. He and his family have lived in Osceola for 15 years.

As HR Business Partner with Altec, Nathan understands the need for a well-developed and supported local workforce. Altec currently employs 276 at their Osceola plant with the goal of adding 30 more positions in the next 60 days. From plant staff to executive-level employees, Nathan and his Altec HR team strive to source their growing workforce locally as it fosters deeper community connections and creates sustainability for the entire area.

“Taking part on the CCDC board offers me the opportunity to help create positive change in Osceola and Clarke County as a whole,” said Nathan. “I think I’ll be able to bring a fresh perspective to the board and help deliver on what’s truly needed for the community.”

Nathan’s addition on the CCDC board will offer additional manufacturing and human resources/staffing perspective to future ventures taken on by the Development Corporation.

“As CCDC programs such as the ORBIT Training and Education Center and the ongoing Industrial Tech Advisory Board continue to drive workforce opportunities, Nathan’s voice as one of Osceola’s larger manufacturing employers will be imperative,” said Bill Trickey, CCDC Executive Director.

As the May meeting rolled on, Nathan saw the amount of intense work the development corporation takes on. Some of the projects he’s looking forward to working through with the board include the recently approved affluent pipeline program that addresses alternative water sources in the ongoing battle against Osceola’s drought situation as well as the collaboration with local manufacturers, SWCC, and the new ORBIT Center to build and educate a stronger workforce for the community.

“There’s a lot to learn,” said Grismore. “But as I absorb the information presented at each meeting and see its impact on our community, I’m sure it will be an exciting venture.”

For more information about opportunities with the Clarke County Development Corporation board or to learn more about their programming, please contact the CCDC offices at 115 E Washington St, Osceola, IA 50213, phone: 641-342-2944, or email: [email protected].