Mid-States Material Handling and Fabrication Receives Funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority for Expansion Project

(July 21, 2023) – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has awarded Mid-States Material Handling and Fabrication $85,500 for an expansion project located at their corporate headquarters in Nevada, Iowa.

This 15,000 square foot expansion project will include a two-story office as well as an additional 7,000 square feet of new manufacturing space and new manufacturing equipment that will be installed into existing/new manufacturing spaces. Once completed, the additional space will allow for another 29 offices and three conference rooms to support projected growth over the next 5-10 years. This project is expected to create nine high paying career jobs within the company and the community.

“We continue to experience strong growth in sales in Iowa and nationwide.  These facility improvements will support us in our expansion of new proprietary grain material handling equipment lines to serve our customers and seize on new opportunities now and into the future,” said Randy Vier, Senior Vice President at Mid-States Companies. “We are pleased to continue to grow and expand in Nevada, the community that we are proud to call home.

“Mid-States Material Handling and Fabrication continues to be great representative of business in Nevada and Story County,” said Brenda Dryer, Executive Director of the Nevada Economic Development Council. “It’s great to see a local company continuing to grow, expand and reinvest in the Ames MSA .”

Mid-States Material Handling and Fabrication, Inc (MMF), is an Iowa based metal manufacturing and fabrication facility that has been in business since 2012.  MMF builds and distributes its own line of grain material handling products and structural support towers and catwalks for the Ag Sector serving customers like COOP grain elevators, ethanol plants, soy crush processing plants, food processing facilities, livestock feed mills and pet food processing facilities.  MMF also serves the commercial building industry with apartment balconies, stairs and other custom metal fabrication items.

For more information, please contact Brenda Dryer, Executive Director of the Nevada Economic Development Council, at brenda@ameschamber.com.