Category Archives: News

Community-Wide Response During Pandemic

Our development model creates real, lasting change in the lives of Winnebago community members through programs, partnerships and direct contributions. That’s become even more critical during the pandemic to provide relief. Flatwater Group is working with key partners including the Winnebago Tribe and HoChunk Community Development Corporation (HCCDC) to connect resources in Winnebago and beyond. […]

Returning Workplaces: 3 Short-Term Strategies in the COVID Era

As more employees return to worksites, employers can help facilitate positive changes in workplace safety and employee morale. Three short-term strategies can help immediately and become the foundation of longer-term thinking about the future of workplace safety, says Peter Tracey, Senior Business Development Manager for All Native Solutions, a division of Flatwater Group. “This is […]

GALLERY: Celebrating Community Progress at Annual Event

Each year, we celebrate community progress and partnerships at our annual event for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. At this year’s drive-thru event, we gave out 500 meals, 500 T-shirts and masks, and 300 goody bags for kids. The fun continued with a weeklong scavenger hunt around Ho-Chunk Village, a 40-acre master-planned community that’s doubling […]

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Jesse Castillo

Meet Jesse Castillo! Jesse is Business Development Manager at Flatwater Metals in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Flatwater Metals is part of the Flatwater Group and a trusted supplier of high quality, cost effective metals products for government and commercial clients. Jesse works to develop relationships with customers and vendors, in addition to negotiating pricing. He […]

VIDEO: Winnebago Indian Corn Harvest 2020

“Our vision is to develop a healthier community – through food,” said Aaron LaPointe of our sister company Ho-Chunk Farms.

Their Indian corn project in Winnebago, Nebraska is helping revive a diminishing cultural practice. It’s also a piece of the community’s larger food sovereignty effort.

This year, over 100 community members across several groups helped harvest and process by hand a record 12 acres total.

Flatwater Group’s work directly benefits the Winnebago community by helping support programs and partnerships like this.

FLATWATER SOLUTIONS WINS $3 MILLION INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE FORT YUMA HEALTH CARE CONTRACT

July 30, 2018 — Winnebago, Neb. – Flatwater Solutions, a subsidiary of the Flatwater Group, was awarded a sole source, six-month contract totaling $3 million under the authority of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program. The scope of the contract included outfitting Indian Health Service’s (IHS) newly constructed Fort Yuma Health Care Center […]

FLATWATER SOLUTIONS WINS $20 MILLION INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE CONTRACT

May 2, 2018 — Winnebago, Neb. – Flatwater Solutions, a subsidiary of the Flatwater Group, was awarded a one-year contract with four one-year options totaling $20 million under the authority of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program. The scope of the contract allows for the procurement of medical equipment for the Indian Health […]

FLATWATER GROUP LAUNCHES NEW PAPER PRODUCTS LINE

April 12, 2018 — Winnebago, Neb. – The Flatwater Group, a division of Ho-Chunk, Inc., has partnered with minority-owned manufacturing company Empire Office Products LLC to develop and distribute Green Mountain Paper Products, announced corporate President and CEO Lance Morgan. Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the socio-economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Michael […]

FLATWATER SOLUTIONS WINS UP TO $100 MILLION DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CONTRACT

December 19, 2017, Winnebago, Nebraska – The Flatwater Group, a division of Ho-Chunk, Inc., was an awardee on the 5-year multiple-award IDIQ valued at $100 million contract by the Department of Commerce (DOC), announced Ho-Chunk, Inc. CEO and President, Lance Morgan. Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. […]

FLATWATER INC. WINS $46 MILLION DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR CONTRACT

April 19, 2017, Winnebago, Nebraska – The Flatwater Group, a division of Ho-Chunk, Inc., was awarded a 5-year IDIQ $46 million contract by the Department of Interior (DOI) Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), announced Lance Morgan, President and CEO. Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. […]