GREEN ISLAND LEVEE AND DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1
This levee and drainage project, #101, is the first work undertaken in 1932 after Max Stanley joined Charles Young and the name of Young’s firm, Central States Engineering, was changed to Young and Stanley. The firm’s first project as Young and Stanley, #100, was a number of 1932 miscellaneous projects, probably carry-over work from Central States Engineering Company.
Project #101 involved the investigation, design, and supervision of a 7,200 acre drainage area involving channel straightening, levees, ditches, roads, and drains along the Mississippi River in Jackson County, Iowa.
IOWA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC PLANT in CORNING, IOWA
The Iowa Municipal Electric Plant was Young and Stanley’s first power plant. The project, #127, included studies, plans, specifications, and construction inspection. Studies began in 1932 for this 750 horsepower municipal power plant with construction complete in 1935.
TOWER INVESTIGATION at MUSCATINE HIGH SCHOOL
What appears to be Young and Stanley’s first institutional project consisted of the investigation of problems with the tower at Muscatine High School. This project, #140, was conducted for the Muscatine Board of Education in May 1933.
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA BOILER FOOTINGS
Young and Stanley was a subcontractor to American Engineering Company for the design of footings and construction supervision for a new boiler at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. The boiler was located at the university heating plant. This project, #187, was opened in September 1934 and closed April 1935. It was the firm’s first work for the University of Iowa.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT in OSCEOLA, IOWA
Young and Stanley’s first wastewater treatment plant project, #235, was the Osceola Water Treatment Plant. The project consisted of a report, plans and specifications, and construction supervision. The project was opened in July 1935 and closed in July 1936.
BOONE VALLEY ELECTRIC VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
In 1936, Young and Stanley designed and provided construction supervision for the first Rural Electric Administration distribution system in Iowa. The project, #276, received state-wide publicity and led to numerous projects for rural electric cooperatives in Iowa and the Midwest.
HEATING REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS for PELLA ROLLSCREEN
Project #306, an analysis of heating requirements for the Rollscreen Company of Pella, Iowa, was the first work performed by Young and Stanley for an industrial client. Investigations were started in late December 1936 and the work was completed by the end of January 1937. Stanley Consultants has continued to work for Pella Rollscreen over the years.
FIRST POWER PLANT IN U.S. FINANCED BY REA
The Reeve Plant in Franklin County, Iowa, was the first Rural Electrification Administration financed power plant in the United States. Young & Stanley provided design and construction inspection. On April 1, 1937, plans and specifications for the plant were approved by the Federated board of directors. Bids for the project, #311, were opened on June 7, 1937, and construction started almost immediately.
The Reeve Plant came on-line on March 27, 1938, supplying electricity to nearly 4,000 farm homes in Hardin, Franklin, Wright, Grundy, and Butler counties. The plant is now a museum operated by the Franklin County Historical Society.
WILCOX ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION STUDY
In 1940, Stanley Engineering Company completed a study and report on the electric distribution system for the city of Wilcox, Arizona. This project, #478, was a forerunner of many projects complete in the state of Arizona and the Southwest.