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Business and Industry

Business is flourishing and continuously developing in the greater Mount Pleasant area. With a tradition of innovative thinking and continuous improvement, the city’s diverse private sector powers job growth and wealth generation for residents and the entire region.

Mount Pleasant’s industrial base is as strong as it is varied, including some 15 manufacturers employing more than 4,000 people. Each established industry is a vital partner in the prosperity of Mount Pleasant. Some of the largest members of the industrial sector include:

• Walmart Distribution Center, providing distribution services for the Walmart family of stores

• Hearth & Home Technologies, the nation’s leading manufacturer of fireplaces and fireplace systems, including the Heatilator brand

• Golden Eagle Distributing Co., an Anheuser-Busch distributor

• Alaniz MetroGroup Marketing Services, an information solution company specializing in the use of direct mail marketing

• West Liberty Foods, a division of Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative, which slices and packages food items for the consumer and restaurant markett Nypro Kanaak Iowa, an injection-molded plastics manufacturer with clients in the consumer goods sector

• Veyance Technologies, a manufacturer of high-quality rubber hoses

• Mackay Mitchell Envelope Co., a leading supplier of envelopes in North America.

• Mid-Am Building Supplies, a regional distributor of construction supplies

• Lomont Molding Inc., a premier plastic mold manufacturer

Industry

• Fratco Corp., an extrusion molding company focused on flexible drainage pipe for public and agricultural useAcross the board, business leaders in this southeast Iowa region say the quality, dedication and excellent work ethic of the city’s workforce is unrivaled. In addition, businesses are drawn to Mount Pleasant’s strategic location at the crossroads of two major expressways and proximity to major metropolitan areas such as Chicago, Saint Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Omaha, Indianapolis and Des Moines.

It is well known among local organizations that Mount Pleasant has a long history of providing for and championing its business community. In fact, Mount Pleasant was the first community in Iowa to offer industrial revenue bonds, and today the community works through the Mount Pleasant Area Development Commission (a partner of the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance) to facilitate business growth by extending Tax Increment Financing, tax abatement, low-interest loans and other financial incentives when appropriate.

Given its unique mix of assets and breadth of services, it is little wonder that Mount Pleasant is currently marketing its third industrial park. Crossroads Industrial Park is a 60-acre site situated at the intersection of U.S. Highways 34 and 218/27 and within one minute of a shortline rail spur on a Class 1 rail line. Each lot in Crossroads Industrial Park is shovel-ready, with utility infrastructure on-site.

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