Progressive Foundry strives to be a business leader within the Perry, IA community. We are a strong supporter of Perry Community Schools, as well as Perry High School athletics and activities. Our support has contributed to the construction of new baseball, softball, and soccer facilities, a new performing arts center, and football complex renovations and restorations. We also contributed to the building of a Des Moines Area Community College satellite facility in Perry, the VanKirk Career Academy. For decades, Progressive Foundry has remained a strong member of the Perry Industries group and the Perry Chamber of commerce.
In honor of his contributions to the Perry community, a sculpture was dedicated to the memory of Pete VanKirk in September of 2017. The artwork is titled “Born of Fire”, and is an ode to the accomplishments and support provided by the leadership of Pete VanKirk, as well as a thank you to the entire industrial community within Perry.
Progressive Foundry is a proud member of the American Foundry Society and the Iowa-Illinois-Nebraska foundry group. We have the honor of working with customers and suppliers from around the United States, and strive to provide all with quality work, respect, and fairness.