Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has expanded its manufacturing operations into McIntire, Iowa, by opening a new facility to handle its increased welding activities. The plant opening created about 40 welding jobs. IMT has also hired more welders at its main facility in Garner, Iowa.
Despite the global
recession, business at IMT increased significantly in 2009, primarily due to a partnership
between IMT and its parent company, Oshkosh Corporation, that supports the
military’s need for new equipment overseas. IMT has been designing and
manufacturing lifting equipment specifically for military applications since
"With the increased
workload at IMT, it became clear that we would need to expand our operations to
meet demand," said Steve Fairbanks, IMT president. "In these tough economic
times, this is great news for IMT and our community. Our manufacturing
expansion not only supports our military efforts, but also allows us to quickly
respond to increased customer needs when the economy improves."
The grand opening event
took place Dec. 15, 2009, and the facility is now fully up and running.