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Davenport manufacturer APS accepting applications for $5,000 STEM award to area graduates

January 24th, 2023
Davenport manufacturer APS accepting applications for $5,000 STEM award to area graduates

Davenport-based manufacturer American Power Systems, Inc. (APS) is now accepting applications for its $5,000 award for new college entrants pursuing education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship is a merit- and need-based, one-time gift. Now in its sixth year, the scholarship is named in honor of the late Thomas Keenan Evans, a local engineer and entrepreneur who founded APS in 2006. The award was created in 2017 to encourage bright, creative young people to achieve and excel, and to help them change the world for the better. APS fully funds... Read More

Davenport’s American Power Systems Celebrating 15 Year Anniversary

January 20th, 2021
Davenport's American Power Systems Celebrating 15 Year Anniversary

American Power Systems, Inc. (APS) is celebrating 15 years of helping commercial and defense clients around the world get the job done with ample vehicle power. The company will mark the anniversary with special events later in 2021, including a ribbon cutting, when group gatherings are once again deemed safe in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. APS was founded in 2006 on West River Drive and moved in 2009 to its current location at 426 West 2nd Street. The company has grown from a one-person business to a multi-million-dollar corporation with offices in four states. APS manufactures and provides... Read More

Quad-Cities Students Encouraged To Apply For $5,000 Scholarship

December 2nd, 2020
Quad-Cities Students Encouraged To Apply For $5,000 Scholarship

It’s time to apply for the Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000 award that will help one student pursue higher education in science, technology, engineering or math. Deadline to apply is noon March 1, 2021. Complete information about the scholarship, including application materials and directions, is available online at www.americanpowerinc.com/scholarship. To be eligible to apply, a student must be graduating from a school located in Bettendorf, Davenport, East Moline, Eldridge, Moline, Pleasant Valley or Rock Island. In addition, he or she must plan to matriculate for the first time... Read More

Davenport’s APS Named Iowa Small Business Exporter Of The Year

March 31st, 2020
Davenport's APS Named Iowa Small Business Exporter Of The Year

The Region 7 Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named American Power Systems Inc. (APS), in Davenport, Iowa as the Small Business Exporter of the Year for the State of Iowa and for SBA’s Region 7 (which includes the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska). APS president Amy Lank and the export team at APS of Tyler Fangmann, Vince Kresho and Brandy Welvaert were recognized for the company’s increased growth in export markets, their effective use of federal and state export programs, and their overall dedication to exporting. APS has grown from a small shop producing... Read More

Joseph Dryoel Named Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship Winner

August 3rd, 2019
Joseph Dryoel Named Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship Winner

Joseph Dryoel of Colona has been named as the 2019 recipient of the Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship. Dryoel, a June graduate of United Township High School (East Moline) and co-valedictorian of his class, will receive $5,000 toward tuition at Loyola University (Chicago), where he plans to study pre-health in the fall. “Joey stands out, not only for his academic achievements but also because of the unique way he became interested in medicine — through the arts. We’re so pleased to present him with an award that will help him serve others with STEM,” said Amy Lank, president of American... Read More