Major Industries

 


 

Union County has a proven reputation as a magnet for workers. Over 1,200 individuals travel into Union County every day to work in a variety of local industries. Production in the area includes a significant range of diversified products such as coffee makers, metal castings, candy, food industry equipment, tooling and lubrication devices. Union County Development Association is proud to assist the local industries in Union County.

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Wilbur-Ellis

Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distrubutor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new opportunities, Wilbur-Ellis has continued to grow its business with sales over $3 billion.

 

CHS, Inc. – Oilseed Processing

CHS is the nation’s leading cooperative, owned by farmers, ranchers and co-ops across the United States. The Creston location provides a complete line of soy ingredients, including specialty products designed to improve functional properties, economic value, and health and nutritional benefits.

 

Crop Production Services

Crop Production Services (CPS) is committed to being the leading provider of agricultural inputs in the markets they serve. CPS is dedicated to helping customer achieve maximum success

 

Gavilon Grain, LLC

The Creston location was acquired by DeBruce Grain in 2002. With capacity for 8 billion bushels, the Creston facilities handle corn, soybeans and Non GMO Soybeans. Creston provides grain for local sales and export to Mexico. A rail track capacity of 110 cars for shipping and is served by the BNSF Railway Company. This facility is now owned by Gavilon Grain.

 

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United Farmers Cooperative

United Farmers Cooperative is headquartered in Red Oak, IA with a strong presence of operations in Union County. It is a full-service coop, servicing all livestock, fencing and agronomy needs, plus much more. UFC has several locations in South Central and Southwest Iowa.

 

Green Valley Chemical

Green Valley Chemical has been a producer of the agriculture fertilizer anhydrous ammonia, for over 40 years. Built in 1965, the plant was an organizational effort of a local group of agriculture dealers who joined together for the local production of the fertilizer. In 1976, Midwest Carbonic was introduced as a subsidiary of GVC to take the by-product of anhydrous ammonia production, carbon dioxide, and convert it into liquid CO2 and the production of dry ice.

 

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Bunn-O-Matic Corporation

Bunn-O-Matic Corporation is the renowned leader in the commercial beverage equipment industry.

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BSM Enterprises

A metal fabrication shop located in Arispe, IA

 

Wellman Dynamics Corporation

Wellman Dynamics has a 285,000 SF facility producing  a wide range of products including the largest most complex sand castings in the aerospace industry.

 

Ferrara Candy Company

Originally built in 1986, the Trolli brands candy facility has 200,000 square feet. It contains six lines of production and additional packaging lines allow Trolli brands to be packaged in a variety of package types including peg and lay down bags, tubs, pouches and bulk. Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. purchased the Trolli(R) brands and the Creston facility in 2005.

 

Iowa Tool & Manufacturing, Inc.

Iowa Tool & Manufacturing was founded in1996. It is a family owned business dedicated to providing customers quality products and services. Iowa Tool provides the highest quality tooling & metal fabrication services through the utilization of skilled machinists, tool makers and fabricators.

 

Innovative Industries, Inc

Innovative Industries is a vocational training facility for persons with disabilities. It provides a variety of products and services ranging from wood prod cuts, packaging, assembly, mailing and janitorial services.

 

Precast Concrete Company

Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distrubutor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new opportunities, Wilbur-Ellis has continued to grow its business with sales over $3 billion.

 

Precision Optical Group

Founded in 1992, Precision Optical Group has emerged as one of the largest independently owned full service optical labs in the country. Headquartered in Creston, POG Labs have operations in Colorado, Michigan, Tennessee & South Carolina serving the optical lens industry

 

Vanmark Equipment, LLC

Vanmark Equipment continues to be in the worldwide industry leader in innovation, design and manufacturer of peelers for the food industry, as well as a wide range of food processing equipment.¬† Vanmark’s industrial food equipment can be found all over the world running in companies from the Fortune 100 list down to local produce suppliers.

 

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R. E. Lewis Refrigeration, Inc.

A full service industrial refrigeration contractor with an unequaled engineering department, capable staff and expert parts department. The company is resourceful enough to undertake jobs ranging from minor service calls to replacement of entire systems.

 

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Central Iowa Power Cooperative

As Iowa’s largest cooperative energy provider, Central Iowa Power Cooperative generates and transmits electricity to 13 member-owned electric cooperatives and associations who distribute the power to a population of nearly 320,000 member-owners located in 58 Iowa counties. In operation since 1946, CIPCO is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, with offices in Creston. The Summit Lakes Generating station located in Creston is owned and operated by CIPCO and has the generation capacity of 92MW.

 

Southern Iowa Rural Water Association

SIRWA has over 4,000 miles of pipeline installed to transport quality drinking water to the residents and communities of Southwest Iowa. To further this concept, SIRWA now has installed, and operates, municipal wastewater systems in several communities.