With more than 100 years in business, the Schebler Company is well established in the Quad Cities and its industry as manufacturing and steel fabrication experts. President and CEO Jim Anderson credits the company's extraordinary workforce for its success.

"Our success is rooted in the people of Schebler," he said. "Their work ethic, dedication, innovation and relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction have driven our success and sets us apart from the competition."

This fall, the Bettendorf-based company marked 120 years in business. Schebler's growth has been steady and successful over the decades. And the company continues to excel and expand, serving a wide range of industries with its four divisions. With each of the divisions anticipating growth in 2016, the company is a notable model of how an exemplary workforce can make all the difference.

The Quad Cities area is seeing a shift in its workforce needs, as fields such as engineering, mathematics, IT, mechanics, computerized numeric controls and the like are increasingly in high demand in this region. It can be challenging for employers to fill these types of positions due to lack of applicants, which is why companies like Schebler and others in the area have partnered with local community colleges on workforce initiatives and training in these fields. For more information, check out the local workforce development programs at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, Iowa Workforce Development and Black Hawk College.

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