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Yo-Ho tools for a more beautiful Iowa

Posted March 04, 2014 in Web Exclusives

Des Moines— Keep Iowa Beautiful has partnered with Iowa tool manufacturer Yeoman & Company creating Yo-Ho Tools for a More Beautiful Iowa grant program.   The program will permit community groups and organizations to receive grants of up to $200 in Yo-Ho quality tools to assist volunteers in clean up and beautification projects.  25 grants of up to $200 each are available on this inaugural program.

“We have been manufacturing Yo-Ho quality tools for 85 years,” said Tom Yeoman, President & CEO of Monticello based Yeoman & Company.  “We are pleased to partner with Keep Iowa Beautiful in providing these tool grants to help make Iowa a more attractive place to live, work and raise a family.”

Eligible to apply for reimbursement of up to $200 of Yo-Ho Tools are community groups, civic organizations, local/service clubs, betterment/beautification groups, youth groups, schools and churches that are planning beautification or clean-up projects that benefit the public.  Government entities like cities and counties are not eligible.  Deadline for applications is Friday, March 28, 2014.  More information can be found at email

“This partnership with Yo-Ho Tools shows the interest Iowa companies have in supporting KIB’s efforts to build stronger communities and a cleaner more beautiful state,” said Mike Richardson, Chair of KIB’s Board of  Trustees and Vice President of Marketing for Casey’s General Stores.

“Yeoman & Company is the second Iowa company helping Keep Iowa Beautiful by bringing cultural and economic vitality into communities through improvement and assistance programs,” said Gerry Schnepf, Executive Director of KIB.  “This is the 10th year Diamond Vogel Paint in Orange City has donated paint in KIB’s Paint Iowa Beautiful program and we are excited to have an additional business partner.”


Yo-Ho Tools have been manufactured by Yeoman & Company in Monticello, Iowa for over 85 years.  William F. Yeoman founded the company in 1929 and his grandson, Tom Yeoman, President & CEO, now leads the company that manufactures nearly 400 standard and custom quality tools. More information is available at

Keep Iowa Beautiful was established in 2000 becoming the 23rd State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.   It is a 501c3 charitable organization working with Iowa citizens, neighborhoods, communities and regions in improving the quality, beauty and cleanliness of our State.  KIB empowers Iowan’s to have a greater commitment in building pride and respect in the places we live.  Please check out our web page at

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