“Science and technology has been and will continue to be engines of growth for Pella Corporation.

Historically, Pella Corporation has benefited from an abundant supply of engineers. However, several trends indicate problems ahead. Flat enrollment in engineering, large increases in engineering workforce retirements, rapidly increase demand for technical staff, and State and local budget pressure for education will mean the ready available supply of outstanding science and engineering talent is no longer assured. PEERS was formed to encourage interest in science and help increase enrollment in engineering at Iowa colleges and universities. Ultimately, we hope to expand the number of qualified engineers and technical professionals in Iowa. Pella welcomes the opportunity to work together with our partners to encourage local students to consider exciting careers in engineering.”

Larry Ehlinger, Senior Director, Advanced Engineering and Quality