May 17, 2022

Co-Line expansion into Jasper County set for summer 2022

Undisclosed product line will be manufactured at new facility

After several months of doting I’s and crossing T’s Co-Line Manufacturing has been approved to begin work on its expansion into Jasper County in the coming months. Co-Line’s Co-owner Faye Brand confirmed the company plans to have operations in Jasper County up and running by summer 2022.

“This is our first expansion into Jasper County. There were some tax incentives provided by the county, along with the fact that we already owned some land within the county,” Brand said.

According to Brand the sewer system and driveway for the new building have already been built.

The foundation for the building will be laid sometime in the spring, the building materials will be delivered in June and the plant is set to open sometime in the early fall of 2022.

“I honestly wish we had the building right now, we’re just so busy. But I guess that’s a good problem to have,” Brand said.

Currently, Co-Line employs around 220 people, about half of which live in Jasper County.

The $1.5 million expansion will bring somewhere between 10 to 20 new, skilled jobs and a brand new product line not just to Co-Line, but also to the state.

“I can’t disclose what we’ll be making, but I can say that it’s not made in Iowa at the moment,” Brand said.

The decision to move some of Co-Line’s operations to Jasper County may seem like a big leap, but for the company it’s a quick trip across the street from its current campus.

“We ride the line between Jasper and Mahaska County. So for us this isn’t a big move, just an normal expansion of our business,” Brand said.

Co-Line has been in casual talks with the Jasper County government for several years to expand within its borders and build on the land it already owned. But official expansion talks only began in mid-2021.

“We are really excited for this new project and have been impressed how the board of supervisors and JEDCO have welcomed us into the county and have helped us to develop this project,” Brand said.

The approximately 48,000-square-foot building will be located five miles south of the town of Sully.

Contact Abby Knipfel at 641-792-4687 ext. 6531 or aknipfel@shawmedia.com

Abby Knipfel

Abby "Adler" Knipfel

Journalist at Newton Daily News. Currently covering Jasper County and writing passionate opinion pieces. They/Them