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Manufacturers in Des Moines and Benton and Worth Counties, Iowa, Eye Expansions

11/04/2020
Iowa Economic Development Authority Board approved incentive awards for three companies in Des Moines and Benton and Worth counties, which will assist in the creation of 36 jobs and result in more than $17.5 million in new capital investment for the Hawkeye State.

Electrical Power Products plans to expand its facility in Des Moines, Iowa. The manufacturing company provides complete power management systems for commercial and utility industries for power generation, transmission and distribution. Serving customers all over the United States and Canada, the company’s main products are relay and control panels, integrated control enclosures and switchgear.

The proposed project will add 60,000 square feet of space and will represent a capital investment of close to $5.5 million and will create two jobs incented at a qualifying wage of $26.54 per hour. The board awarded tax benefits through the High Quality Jobs (HQJ) program.

A leading supplier of organic herbs and spices, Frontier Co-op plans to increase capacity in Benton County, Iowa. Frontier Co-op offers a high quality, competitively priced choice that is both environmentally friendly and socially responsible. Located in Benton County, products can be found in grocery stores and specialty shops throughout the United States and Canada.

To meet an increase in demand, the company plans to add bottling lines and fillers, as well as expand the warehouse by 22,000 square feet. The project was awarded tax benefits through the HQJ program and represents a capital investment of just over $7.3 million. It is expected to create 24 jobs, of which four are incented at a qualifying wage of $27.84 per hour.

Sukup Manufacturing Co. will expand its facility and add equipment in Worth County, Iowa. Headquartered in Sheffield, Sukup Manufacturing Co., said it is the world’s largest family-owned and operated manufacturer of grain storage, grain drying and handling equipment and steel buildings.

Their proposed project will expand their existing footprint in Manly, adding 24,000 square feet of metal building space that will include new equipment. Representing a $4.7 million capital investment with the expected creation of 10 jobs at $19.09 per hour, the board awarded the project tax benefits through the HQJ program.

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