The SEDC has helped many businesses. Here are a few of their stories.
Bunkers Feed & Supply, Inc. was started in 1961 by Dale J. Bunkers. The company stated as a small feed and seed store and has experienced steady growth throughout its 52 year existence. His sons started joining this family business in 1980 and now all...read more
DK Plastics was started by David DeKok and his three sons about a decade ago in Archer, IA. The business started sheet plastic extruding in 1998 with one extrusion line, a second line was added in 2005. DK Plastics found a niche as one of the few...read more
Humboldt, IA In 1991 Carl Crewson purchased the majority ownership of a marine trailer manufacturing company in Humboldt, IA. Although Carl and his family are from Canada, he was very familiar with the marine boat manufacturing process as he owned and...read more
Curt Van Holland purchased this hardware business from his parents in 2000. His family has owned and operated the hardware store since 1980. In 2008, with the help of Brian Richter and Peoples Bank, Curt and Darcy Van Holland built a new building in...read more
Dwayne Eppinga, Evan Van Ginkel, and Paul Van Ginkel, started Midwest Pro Manufacturing (MPM) in 2005 in a 2500 sq. ft. leased space in Rock Valley, Iowa. With significant experience in the computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine parts industry,...read more
Coralville, IA Leslie Nolte had been dancing and teaching dance professionally for 14 years and for the past 12 years has owned her owned dance studio in Coralville, IA. Leslie was beginning to outgrow her present facilities and had aspirations of owning...read more
Chuck Hammond and Art Christoffersen, former executives of McLeod USA, purchased a small lip balm manufacturing business in 2003. Chuck and Art began to grow the company but in 2005 was hit with the first devastating loss with the sudden death of Art. ...read more
VH Manufacturing, Inc. was founded in 2003 by Jeremy Van’t Hul to manufacture and market Polytin, plastic-based corn header replacements, snoots, rasp bars, feed-house drums, and other combine parts. Jeremy had been the mechanical engineer/project manager...read more
Whiting Commercial Development Corporation is a long term care medical facility located in Whiting, IA. The facility has 88 beds for intermediate (ICF) and skilled (SNF) levels of care and 16 beds for assisted living residents. Due to a moisture...read more
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