The Artisan Falls to the Innovator

Innovation was not friendly to John Boepple. Find out what he did after he was forced out of the industry that he helped create and that helped create Muscatine!

Posted by National Pearl Button Museum at the History & Industry Center on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Artisan Falls to the Inovator

The Artisan Falls to the Innovator Innovation was not friendly to John Boepple. Find out what he did after he was forced out of the industry that he helped create and that helped create Muscatine! Posted by National Pearl Button Museum at the History & Industry...

Carver Pump

Roy J. Carver, Sr. started Carver Pump Company in 1937 in Matherville, Illinois, with his brother, Ralph and only $100 capital. His idea was to use the finest, most durable materials possible and make the pumps by a pattern of his own design. He had the parts cast,...

Stanley Consultants

Stanley Consultants traces its beginnings to 1913, when Central States Engineering launched its practice in Muscatine, Iowa. In 1932, C. Maxwell Stanley joined the two-person firm which was renamed Young and Stanley, Inc. The business grew, and its reach stretched...

Muscatine Power & Water

Muscatine Power and Water is the community’s municipal utility. Commonly referred to as MPW, the utility provides local electric and water service, as well as cable television and Internet service. The evolution of MPW begins in 1876 when the first water company to...

Monsanto

Monsanto is an agricultural company that applies innovation and technology to help farmers around the world produce more while conserving more.  The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Muscatine’s Monsanto plant, which is located along Wiggens Road on...