Western Iowa’s advanced manufacturing sector includes many companies that are focused on industries other than agriculture. Businesses in Western Iowa’s diverse manufacturing sector benefit from a multitude of advantages, including a convenient central location, low costs of doing business, and experienced, hard-working employees who exemplify the legendary Midwestern work ethic.

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Iowa: A Right to Work State

Many advanced manufacturing companies benefit from the competitive advantages available in the Western Iowa region.

Employers Primary Service Employees
Pella Windows and Doors $600-650
VT Industries Architectural Wood Doors 600-6506
Cardinal Glass Residential Insulating Glass Products 450-500
GOMACO Concrete Paving Products 300-350
Midwest Industries Boat Trailers, Boat Lifts, and Docks 200-250
Scranton Manufacturing Waste Equipment 200-250
American Athletic, Inc. Athletic Products 100-150
Conner Athletic Products Athletic Products 50-100
EVAPCO Heat Transfer Products 50-100
Petersen Manufacturing Concrete Site Furnishings 50-100
AMANCO Audubon Manufacturing Corporation Portable Concrete Plants 1-50
“DICA has found this to be a
very good place to find employees.”
Kris Kolberg, CEO at DICA