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Flatwater Group Approved as Industry Partner for U.S. GSA MAS Program

BELLVUE, Neb. — The Flatwater Group has been approved as an industry partner for the U.S. General Service Administration Multiple Award Schedules program, allowing it to bid for long-term contracts to provide a range of professional services to government agencies. The MAS program is designed to make it easier for customers to find total solutions […]


SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. — Flatwater Metals was recently awarded the $7 million contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime. Flatwater Metals was awarded $3.6 million of the contract while QPI Pro, Inc. received the remainder of the compact to provide non-metallic military hoses over a three-year period to the DLA with the potential for up […]


Get to know Michael Houser, Senior Business Development Manager for the Flatwater Group companies. Mike has been with the company for 11 years. What does your role involve?My role is to identify and develop capture strategies for new opportunities within current FWG markets. Following the Ho-Chunk Inc. culture of entrepreneurship, I also investigate new vertical […]

Winnebago Free Library

Take a book, return a book. That’s the idea behind the new free library in Winnebago, NE. Each year, Flatwater Group’s parent company Ho-Chunk, Inc. works with college interns to help on meaningful community projects. The little library is an ongoing intern project to increase book access and promote reading. “It warms my heart seeing […]

Winnebago Basketball Fan Appreciation Night 2021

Go Big Blue! Huge thanks for everyone who joined us for Fan Appreciation Night at Winnebago Public School. Basketball fans got a free hot dog and swag from during the match-up between Winnebago and Omaha Nation. Flatwater Group and our parent company Ho-Chunk, Inc. are active partners in the Winnebago community. This is one of […]

Interior Department Announces the Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs on Biden-Harris Leadership Team

Please join us to congratulate Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes! She is joining the Biden Administration as the Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs. Ann Marie is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe and has been Ho-Chunk, Inc.’s Executive Vice President of Community Impact and Engagement for the past 4 years. Flatwater Group is a division […]

Tribes Help Tribes on the Path to Self-sufficiency

Through the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), Flatwater Group is helping tribes across the country develop their natural resources and promote tribal self-sufficiency. Because of disparities in Native American communities, this work became more urgent and faced bigger challenges in 2020 with COVID-19. Flatwater Group relies on face-to-face meetings and on-the-ground teams for  energy […]

HCCDC’s Top 10 Milestones Over 20 Years

Founded 20 years ago, the Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation has been an invaluable nonprofit partner in Winnebago.  HCCDC serves as a centralized resource in our tribal community for strategic planning, project administration and pursuing funding opportunities to enhance community initiatives related to youth, education, housing, elders and more. The nonprofit gives us another way to […]


Meet Santita Medina! Santita is an Office Assistant II in the All Native Solutions (ANS) department. Santita is approaching 5 years with the company! She provides courteous customer service, gathers information to determine customer needs and expectations and suggests suitable solutions and alternatives to ensure satisfaction of the customer. She also services all ANS accounts, […]

Ho-Chunk Way: Winnebago Youth Shelter

This Giving Tuesday, we’d like to share how Flatwater Group employees are making a direct and lasting difference in the Winnebago community. The Ho-Chunk Way Employee Donation Program started several years ago to help employees live the company’s mission. Each year, an employee committee identifies a Winnebago community priority. The Winnebago Youth Shelter is this […]