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A.Y.M., Inc.Contact:   
Dave Schoenberger, Plant Manager
Hwy 5 South
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-7841


A.Y.M. Inc. is a division of A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co.

The first location was opened in 1989 in Albia, Iowa. This plant produces various products for the waterworks and high pressure gas industries. An addition was completed in 1994.



Product: produces various products for waterworks and high-pressure gas industries.
Year Located: 1989
Expansions: 1994, 2015
Number of Employees: 105
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $15,350,000

Ajinomoto Food Ingredients, LLCContact:   
Lee Johns, Facilities Manager
1 Ajinomoto Drive
Eddyville, IA 52553
Phone: (641) 969-4561


Ajinomoto North America, Inc.

Products: Mono Sodium Glutamate, TECUS (R&D Center)
Year Located: MSG 1993; TECUS 1999
Expansions: MSG 1996, 1997, 2006; TECUS 2006
Number of Employees: 75
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $80,500,000

Ajinomoto Heartland, IncContact:   
Lee Johns, Facilities Manager
1 Heartland Drive
Eddyville, IA 52553
Phone: (641) 969-4551


Products / Plants: Feed Grade Lysine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Aji Pro - L
Year Located: Lysine 1986; Threonine 2001
Expansions: Lysine 1989, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2004
Threonine 2003, 2006, 2013
Tryptophan 2016
Number of Employees: 116
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $272,000,000

Cargill, Inc.Contact:   
Craig Ambrose, Facilities Manager
1 Cargill Drive
Eddyville, IA 52553
Phone: (641) 969-3845


Year Located: 1985

Products / Plants: Corn Wet Milling, Fructose, Dextrose, feeds, Citric Acid, Citrous Salt, Crude Corn oil, Ethanol, Natural Vitamin E, Dry Sweetners, Itaconic Acid, and Glucosamine.

Location & Expansions: Corn Wet Milling, Fructose, Dextrose, feeds; 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997
Citric Acid, Citrous Salt; 1990, 1993, 1996
Crude Corn Oil; 1991
Ethanol; 1992, 1993, 1996, 2007
Natural Vitamin E; 1995
Dry Sweetners; 1996
Itaconic Acid Plant; 1998
Glucosamine; 2002
Cargill/Renessen Pilot Plant; 2006
Number of Employees: 540
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $1,060,000,000

Chicago Rivet & MachineContact:   
Dave Kraber, Manager
Hwy 5 North
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-7107


Products: Anvils, Riveting Machines
Year Located: 1971
Expansions: 1993
Number of Employees: 30
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $2,500,000

Hawkeye Box & PalletContact:  
Terry Spurgin, Owner
Old Hwy 5 North
Moravia, IA 52571
Phone: (641) 724-3577


Products: Wood pallets, Parts Boxes
Year Located: 1992
Expansions: 1994, 1995, 1998
Number of Employees: 10
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $350,000

Hawkeye Molding Inc.Contact:   
Jim Johnson, Vice President
Hwy 5 South
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-7851


Products: Custom Thermoplastic Injection Molding & Extrusion
Year Located: 1979
Expansions: 1983, 1991, 1994, 1998
Number of Employees: 58
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $1,150,000

Hometown FabricatingContact:   
Tim & Angie Folkerts, Owner
6674 189th Street
Albia, IA 52531


Products: Large volume welding runs creating a variety of products forvarious customers.
Year Located: 2003
Expansions: 2004, 2010
Number of Employees: 6
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985:

Innovative Lighting Inc.Contact:   
Jim Johnson, Vice President
Hwy 5 South
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-7851


Products: Custom Thermoplastic Injection Molding & Extrusion
Year Located: 1979
Expansions: 1983, 1991, 1994, 1998
Number of Employees: 58
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $1,150,000

Iowa Aluminum, Inc.Contact:   
Mike Lawrence, Jr., Owner
10 27th Avenue East
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-7410


Products: Aluminum Extrusions
Year Located: 2000
Expansions: 2004, 2006, 2015
Number of Employees: 24
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $9,600,000

Kness Mfg. Co., Inc.Contact:   
Kathy Wauson, Manager
2053 Iowa Hwy 5 South
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-7846


Products: Mouse & Animal Traps
Year Located: 1942
Expansions: 1975, 1991
Number of Employees: 43
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $600,000

L & S Tools, Inc.Contact:   
Mike Lawrence, Jr., Owner
301 Benton Avenue West
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-7118


Products: Aluminum Extrusion Dies
Year Located: 1966
Expansions: 1980, 1998
Number of Employees: 14
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $500,000

LeGrandContact:   
, Director of Operations
21 B Avenue West
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-3503


Products: Custom fiber and copper cable assemblies
Year Located: 1994
Expansions: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003
Number of Employees: 105
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $2,450,000

Letterman AthleticsContact:    
Carl Christopherson
Albia, Iowa
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641-932-2350


An Award Jacket Manufacturer
High Quality Jackets at Affordable Prices

Neva’s NoodlesContact:  
207 16th Avenue West
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-5042


Products: Homemade egg noodles
Year Located: 1986
Expansions:
Number of Employees: 4
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $100,000

RELCO Locomotives, Inc.Contact:   
Mark Bachman, Owner/Manager
2000 653rd Avenue
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-3030


Products: Locomotive remanufacturing & leasing
Year Located: 2004
Expansions:
Number of Employees: 100
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $10,500,000

Superior Machine, Inc.Contact:   
Kevin VanLoon, Owner
31 B Avenue East
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-5999


Products: CNC Machining
Year Located: 1994
Expansions: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999
Number of Employees: 42
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $3,755,000

Wacker Chemical Corporation.Contact:   
Mohommad Slomic, Site Manager
1 Wacker Drive
Eddyville, IA 52553
Phone: (641) 969-4817


Products: Cyclodextrins
Year Located: 1997
Expansions:
Number of Employees: 21
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $26,000,000

Zero ConnectContact:    
Steve Rockwell
6604 201st Street, Albia, IA
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 844.ZERO123


Zero Connect, being a custom cable assembly manufacturer, also stocks a complete line of off-the-shelf fiber and copper products for voice, data, and video applications. Zero Connect manufactures and stocks products in Albia, Iowa and ships stock orders same day. Custom orders typically ship in 1-3 days. With years of experience in the contracting and manufacturing industry, our team understands the demands and requirements of our customers.