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Bodine Electric

September 2013
Bodine Electric announced a major expansion to their Peosta facility.  The project includes a capital investment of $1.7 million and the creation of 35 new jobs.


May 2013
Sedgwick announced a major expansion to their Dubuque facilities in the Dubuque Technology Park and Westmark Corporate Campus. The firm plans to add over 105 new positions. 


October 2012
Rousselot announced a major expansion to their existing facility in the Kerper Industrial Park. The firm plans to invest $16 million in capital investments, which is expected to increase production capacity by 40 percent and create at least 10 new jobs.

Giese Companies

September 2012
Giese Companies announced a major expansion to their existing facility in Dubuque’s Industrial Center West. The company plans to add 28,000 square feet of new space.

Heartland Financial

July 2012
Heartland Financial announced a major expansion in Dubuque’s historic Roshek Building. The firm plans to invest $1.7 million in space design to construct their offices and will create 50 new jobs.

East Iowa Machine Company, Inc.

July 2012
East Iowa Machine Company, Inc (EIMCo) announced a major expansion to their existing facility. EIMCo plans to add 48,750 of space and invest in new machinery, equipment, and technologies.  The project will include a capital investment of $3.9 million and 11 new jobs.

John Deere

April 2012
John Deere Dubuque Works announced a major expansion to the Dubuque facility. This expansion includes a 44 million dollar capital investment and 125 new jobs for Dubuque.

Behnke Enterprises

April 2012
Behnke Enterprises, Inc., has announced plans for a major expansion.  The company’s expansion project includes the creation of 25 new jobs, the purchase of an existing 25,000 square foot building and the construction of a 12,000 square foot addition to the current facility. The company plans to make a capital investment of more than $1.5 million.

The company is the premier manufacturer of agricultural and industrial trailers for customers in both the United States and Canada. Today, Behnke Enterprises, Inc. employs 70+ people.

IBI Scientific

April 2012
IBI Scientific has acquired Stovall Life Sciences. The addition of Stovall’s product line will enhance IBI’s products and services in both the US and worldwide.


April 2012
Rentech announced a major expansion and capacity increase at its East Dubuque operation. This project will be a capital investment of $92 million and will increase the plant’s production by almost 25 percent. 

Theisen Supply, Inc

February 2012
Theisen Supply, Inc., corporate headquarters and distribution center for Theisen’s Home/Farm/Auto stores, has announced plans to expand their existing facility in the Dubuque Industrial Center West. The expansion will add 80,000 square feet and new jobs.

HK Financial Services

December 2011
HK Financial Services completed construction on a new 7,710 square foot office.  Approximately 38 employees have offices within the new complex.


Green Industrial Supply

August 2011
Green Industrial Supply, Inc. announced a major expansion and new facility in the Dubuque Industrial Center West. The firm plans to invest $8.5 million dollars and construct a new, 140,000 square foot facility. As part of an agreement with the City of Dubuque, the company will add at least 17 new jobs to its Dubuque workforce.

Green Industrial, established in 1998 in Dubuque, specializes in domestic and global logistics and management for vendors and suppliers of manufacturing companies, including John Deere.

The Hodge Company (TM Logistics)

June 2011
The company announces a new 10,000 square foot facility in the Dubuque Industrial Center West. The facility is estimated at $1 million and will be home to TM Logistics, a division of the Hodge Companies. TM Logistics will create 10 new jobs as part of this expansion.

TM Logistics provides superior solutions, service, and management of vendor performance. The company, specializing in planning, expediting, and efficiencies, serves customers well beyond the traditional warehouse and distribution sector.

This is the third recent expansion for the Hodge Companies. In both 2006 and 2007, the company built 40,000 and 50,000 square foot buildings/additions respectively.


June 2011
For its second expansion in just over a year, FarmTek will construct a new manufacturing facility and technology center in Dyersville. The project represents a $3.5 million capital investment and is expected to create 100 new jobs.

The company supplies products related to tension fabric buildings, commercial greenhouses, and agricultural and poultry needs.

Flexsteel Industries

April 2011
Flexsteel Industries, Inc., the nation’s eighth largest furniture manufacturer, announces plans to construct a $12 million, four-story, 40,000 square foot corporate office building at the corner of Fifth and Bell Streets in the Port of Dubuque. Ten new jobs will be created with the relocation.

Following both Flexsteel’s and the City of Dubuque’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the building will be designed to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, including a design that utilizes large windows to make use of natural light. The new corporate office will feature Flexsteel’s world-class products throughout, including their DMI commercial office, Flexsteel hospitality and home furnishings lines. 

“We see the new headquarters as an ideal place to conduct business and show our visitors the natural beauty of the expanding Port of Dubuque. As we expand on the success of the area and continue our investment in our vital and growing community, we are confident that this is a great location for our corporate offices,” says Justin Mills, Director of Advertising & PR.


March 2011
With its Global Headquarters located in Dubuque, DuctSox Corporation announces expansion into additional space in the Dubuque area, allowing for a more efficient operation.

DuctSox is a manufacturer of 100% custom-engineered and produced fabric air dispersion systems. DuctSox products have been manufactured in Dubuque since the early 1980s.

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