Zero Zone Announces its Intent to Expand to Dyersville

Friday, September 10, 2021

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Since 1961, when it first began operations in a dairy barn in a small town outside Milwaukee, Zero Zone, Inc. has earned the reputation of producing top-of-the-line commercial refrigeration units at competitive prices. Now—60 years later and over 500 employees strong—the company announces plans to expand its operations to Dyersville, Iowa, conditional upon local and state approvals.

“Our values are those of the American Midwest,” says Rick Steer, Vice President & General Manager of the Zero Zone Systems Division, based in Ramsey, Minnesota. “Our corporate ownership is Milwaukee based, and operates multiple facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our mission is to protect and preserve the freshness of food and pharmaceuticals throughout North and South America. Our products are proudly assembled in the USA, using sustainable materials and lean assembly methods that foster the highest quality while safeguarding the health and safety of our manufacturing teammates.”

“Due to significant growth in our business, we have chosen to expand our manufacturing operations to the Greater Dubuque area because of its geographical position, quality workforce and programming to assist employers in recruiting that workforce,” continues Steer, “and we are hopeful that the Iowa Economic Development Authority will grant the necessary incentives to allow that to happen.”

Respect for their workers translates to unrivaled levels of personalized service to their customers. Zero Zone promotes a family atmosphere among their employees that allows time for fun activities as well as career advancement opportunities. In speaking on their workforce, Jason White, VP of Business Services for Greater Dubuque Development Corporation remarked, “We look forward to Zero Zone creating 50 well-paying jobs in our community. We will be listing those jobs on for anyone interested in joining another great company entering our market.”

Zero Zone exhibits its commitment to the environment by being an active member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership. They partner with customers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and global warming. Zero Zone natural refrigerant systems are an example of how the company has invested in alternative coolant technology to benefit the environment. 

The Zero Zone project will be presented to the Dyersville City Council on September 7, 2021 and the Iowa Economic Development Authority on September 17, 2021 for approval.

About Zero Zone
Zero Zone, Inc., headquartered in North Prairie, Wisconsin, is a respected manufacturer of commercial refrigeration systems and display cases for supermarkets, grocery, convenience, dollar, and drug stores, as well as industrial systems for cold storage, food processing, pharmaceutical/biomedical manufacturing, and ice arenas. Visit


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