At 85, Divine Engineering owner Jared Hills not slowing down

Jared Hills
At 85, Jared Hills remains active in Divine Engineering, the business he joined 62 years ago and has headed since 1973. His desk and office reflect his wide-ranging personal, professional and charitable interests. CREDIT EMERY STYRON

Jared Hills hasn’t worked anywhere except Divine Engineering since hiring on as a newly-minted University of Iowa graduate in 1959 — and he’s not about to stop now. Mr. Hills, who has owned the Cedar Rapids-based designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty chain conveyor systems since founder Howard Divine died in 1973, still comes into work […]

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