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Midwest Pro Manufacturing Doubles it’s Production Space

 

April 30, 2012 - Midwest Pro Manufacturing is adding 10,000 square feet to its production building. The company started in 2006 with only 3 people. It has grown from there adding new production over the past years. The company is another of many metal manufacturing “Job Shops” in Rock Valley.

 

“The new addition will double the production space,” stated Paul Van Ginkel, President of Midwest Pro.

 

The company is located in Westview Park in Rock Valley. The building is under construction and expected to be completed by November 2012. Midwest Pro Manufacturing will add 5 new employees in the next months.

 

VH Manufacturing Expands

 

April 30, 2012 -VH Manufacturing has begun construction on a 15,000 Square foot new addition to their current 31,500 Square foot Manufacturing Plant. The building will be attached to the current Facility in Westview Business Park. The Facility will be the hub of shipping and receiving for the company with several loading docks and ware housing space, along with new corporate offices, employee break room, sales and marketing and related activities.

 

“VH Manufacturing has seen a large growth in business in the past several years,” stated Company President, Jeremy Van’t Hul. “We are excited to expand in Rock Valley. This is a community that understands manufacturing and has real quality employees.

 

The new addition is expected to be completed by fall of 2012.

 

 
Kooima Expansion Energizes Rock Valley

 

July 11, 2010 - Rock Valley in Sioux County recently received some welcome news with Kooima Company announcing a major expansion of their manufacturing operation.

 
The Kooima project launches three important initiatives for the region.   First, work is underway at Kooima Company for a 93,000 sq.ft. expansion that will increase the companies laser robotic manufacturing capabilities as well as improve warehousing and distribution functions.   Second, the timely expansion is positive news for the community as a $530,000 RISE grant (Iowa DOT road improvement funding) was approved that will assist local development efforts in opening up Rock Valley’s fourth industrial park. 

 

The new Rock Ridge Business Park will be a 200 acre site that will improve access to U.S. Hwy. 18 and offer opportunities for commercial and industrial expansion projects well into the future.  Finally, Kooima Company plans to purchase 10 acres in the new park from the local development group to start a new division that will refurbish harvesting equipment.   The 22,500 sq.ft. facility will begin construction later this year.  Currently Kooima Company employs 80 people.   With the expansion and new division the company will add 18 employees.       

  

Our companies continue to do well here, and the Kooima projects and our industrial park expansion are all very important efforts for the future of our community and region.”  Vander Velde also pointed out that Rock Valley has 18 metal manufacturers.  On a per capita basis these manufacturers purchase and bring in more raw steel for metal fabrication than any community of its size in the nation.  

Kooima Company and the new industrial park are provided power by North West REC.     

 

 
Iowa Transportation Commission approves $530,844 grant for the city of Rock Valley

  

June 8, 2010 - Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Immediate Opportunity grant application submitted by the city of Rock Valley. Up to $530,844 will be made available to assist in the construction of approximately 1,100 feet of Rock Ridge Road north of U.S. 18 and turn-lane modifications for U.S. 18 on the east side of town. Funding for the grant comes from the city share of the RISE fund.
 
The completed improvements will provide access for the proposed expansion of the Kooima Company’s metal fabrication facility and to nearly 14 acres for future industrial development.
 
Headquartered in Rock Valley, Kooima Company is the Midwest’s leading metal fabricator, processing a variety of parts that from agricultural equipment and machinery to the framework of specialized architectural and structural systems.
 
The project will support the creation of seven new jobs and retention of 80 jobs at this facility and more than $5.9 million in associated capital investment. 

 


 
Expansion at Quality Machining

 

October 5, 2009 - Qualtiy Machining will expand its production of industrial and commercial jacks and related products. This new product line will add some 14 new jobs to the company. The $800,000 project will add machines, paint booths, equipment and warehousing. The company received financial assistance from Sioux County, Rock Valley and the regional loan funds as well as job training funds through the area community college.

 

 

Rock Mills Enterprises

October 4, 2009 - Rock Valley has landed a new industry that produces and markets manhole cover lifters. This unique hydraulic product mounts on a pickup and then lifts and resets manhole covers. The product will be produced in Rock Valley and marketed around the country and worldwide. The company received financial incentives from the RVEDC loan fund as well as loans from the county and regional funds.

 

 

"As a business in Rock Valley we understand that our success is dependant upon everyone in the community; and as citizens of Rock Valley, we know that our community is dependant upon the success of every business."

 

- David Vanning

Executive Director

Hope Haven