Success Stories

Celebrate Dubuque’s business achievements

Greater Dubuque Development is pleased to recognize the successes of our business community. Whenever a new business breaks-ground, or an established company expands, we are steadfast in our commitment to providing the resources and support that our local employers need in order to thrive. Below are recent success stories.

 

Truck Country

Truck Country (McCoy Group)

Expansion, March 2016

Truck Country opened a new 52,000 square foot dealership in Dubuque. The new facility is nearly double the size of the former location and features 21 service bays, a new alignment rack, detail bay, a flywheel resurfacing area, and an enhanced parts show room.


Rite-Hite

Rite-Hite

Expansion, May 2016

Rite-Hite announced plans to expand their current production facility in the Dubuque Industrial Center.  The $8.9 million project will add 138,000 square feet of manufacturing space along with 24 new employees.


Cottingham & Bulter

Cottingham & Butler

Expansion, April 2016

Cottingham & Butler announced plans to add 90 new positions to their local workforce over the next three years and invest $2.4 million to expand their operations into the Roshek Building in downtown Dubuque.

This project is the company’s second expansion in Dubuque within the last 15 months. With this growth, Cottingham & Butler’s workforce in Dubuque will total over 600 employees. 


RIE Coatings

RIE Coatings

New Business Expansion, February 2016

RIE Coatings has announced plans to open a new production facility in Dubuque. The company will hire 12-15 employees initially and occupy approximately 25,000 square feet of space at 5301 Chavenelle Road, Dubuque, Iowa.


Roasting Solutions

Roasting Solutions/Verena Street Coffee

Expansion, January 2016

Roasting Solutions/Verena Street Coffee has announced plans to invest approximately $7 Million on a state-of-the art production facility and the construction of a new national headquarters in the Dubuque Industrial Center South.  The project will create at least 10 new jobs. 


Cottingham & Bulter

Cottingham & Butler

Expansion, February 2015

Cottingham & Butler has announced plans to increase their workforce in the Greater Dubuque area. The company will invest over $1.2 million and hire 90 new employees.

Established in 1887, Cottingham & Butler is the 37th largest insurance broker in the United States. The company is a recognized leader in the areas of property & casualty, employee benefit services, risk management, and a host of other innovative solutions— including those in emerging market segments related to health and wellness.


Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions

Kunkel & Associates

Expansion, October 2014

Kunkel & Associates has announced plans for an expansion of their headquarter operation in the Dubuque Technology Park. The company will invest over $2.5 million to double their office space to 20,000 square feet. Along with the expansion, Kunkel & Associates will hire 16 new employees.


Tri-State Quality Metals

Tri-State Quality Metals

Expansion, June 2014

Tri-State Quality Metals announced plans to construct a new facility in the Dubuque Industrial Center South. The company will invest over $3.4 Million to equip and build a new, 44,000 square foot facility.  Along with the expansion, the company will hire 10 new employees.


Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions

Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions

New Business Expansion, March 2014

Rockfarm Holdings, Inc. announced plans to relocate their corporate operations to Dubuque, Iowa, bringing 48 positions into the Greater Dubuque area. The company will invest over $2.5 Million as they construct their new headquarter facility in the Dubuque Technology Park.


Progressive Processing/Hormel Foods

Progressive Processing/Hormel Foods

New Business Expansion, January 2014

Hormel Foods announced the expansion of their Progressive Processing plant located in Dubuque, Iowa. Progressive Processing, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation.

The company will be moving the production of its bacon topping products and SPAM line to the facility located in the Dubuque Industrial Center West. The projects will create 91 new jobs and have a capital investment of approximately $36 million.