Major Employers

The Iowa Lakes Corridor region is home to a diverse and dynamic group of employers. In total, there are more than 2,300 business establishments within the four-county region. Employers with more than 50 employees are listed below.

Value-Added Agriculture Product/Service Location
Daybreak Foods Egg-breaking facility Estherville – Emmet County
Estherville Foods Egg products Estherville – Emmet County
Redwood Farms Meat Processors Pork processing Estherville – Emmet County
Rembrandt Enterprises Egg-laying and egg products Rembrandt – Buena Vista County
Tyson Turkey and pork processing Storm Lake – Buena Vista County
Manufacturing Product/Service Location
Art’s Way Manufacturing Agricultural equipment Armstrong – Emmet County
Brown Medical Industries Orthopedic appliances; medical & hospital equipment Spirit Lake – Dickinson County
Simonsen Iron Works ATV accessories Spencer – Clay County
DFS, Inc. Animal Feed Products Newell – Buena Vista County
Eaton Corporation Hydraulic systems Spencer – Clay County
GKN Wheel Wheels for ag and construction equipment Armstrong & Estherville – Emmet County
Maurer Manufacturing Grain and misc. trailers Spencer – Clay County
Merrill Manufacturing Valves and pipe fittings Storm Lake – Buena Vista County
Metal Works, Inc. Cupolas and ridge vents Spencer – Clay County
Morton Buildings Metal buildings Spencer – Clay County
Nolin Milling Grain handling equipment Dickens – Clay County
Northern Iowa Die Casting Aluminum die casting; die casting products Lake Park – Dickinson County
Polaris Industries Victory & Indian motorcycles and ATVs Spirit Lake – Dickinson County
Pure Fishing World headquarters; fishing bait, tackle, rod & reels Spirit Lake – Dickinson County
RANCO Fertiservice Fertilizer blenders, augers, conveyors Sioux Rapids – Buena Vista County
Rosenboom Machine & Tool Hydraulic cylinders Spirit Lake – Dickinson County
Shine Brothers Corp. Scrap metal processing Spencer – Clay County
Polaris Industries Global Electric Motorcars (GEMs); Brutus Milford – Dickinson County
Tecton Industries Precision machining Spencer – Clay County
VanderHaag's Inc Used Truck sales, Parts, Service & Equipment Spencer - Clay County
Valero Renewables Ethanol Albert City – Buena Vista County
VanderHaag's Inc Used Truck sales, parts, service & equipment Spencer - Clay County
Financial Services Product/Service Location
Bank Midwest Financial Services Spirit Lake – Dickinson County
Bank Plus Financial Services Estherville – Emmet County
Citizens 1st National Bank Financial Services Storm Lake – Buena Vista County
Community State Bank Financial Services Spencer – Clay County
Farmer’s Savings Bank Financial Services Milford – Dickinson County
Farmer’s Trust & Savings
Bank
Financial Services Spencer – Clay County
First State Bank Financial Services Sioux Rapids – Buena Vista County
Heritage Bank NA Financial Services Storm Lake – Buena Vista County
Home State Bank Financial Services Royal – Clay County
North Star Bank Financial Services Estherville – Emmet County
Northwest Bank Financial Services

Spencer - Clay County                                                                                                      Spirit Lake, Arnolds Park, Okoboji, Milford - Dickinson County                                Storm Lake - Buena Vista County

Security Trust & Savings
Bank
Financial Services Storm Lake – Dickinson County
State Bank Financial Services Spencer – Clay County
The State Bank Financial Services Spirit Lake – Dickinson County
US Bank Financial Services Spencer – Clay County
Other Product/Service Location
Cadre Teleservices Teleservices Royal – Clay County; Terril – Dickinson Co.
Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative Energy Utility Estherville – Emmet County
KAPCO Contract assembly Spirit Lake – Dickinson County
Quality Refrigerated Services Food warehousing Spencer – Clay County
Buena Vista University Higher Education Storm Lake – Buena Vista County
Iowa Lakes Community College Higher Education Estherville – Emmet County
Avera Holy Family Health Medical Estherville – Emmet County
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Medical Storm Lake – Buena Vista County
Lakes Regional Health Center Medical Spirit Lake – Dickinson County
Spencer Community Hospital Medical Spencer – Clay County
Estherville Community Schools Education Estherville – Emmet County
Okoboji School District Education Okoboji & Milford – Dickinson County
St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. Long-Term Healthcare Spencer - Clay County
Spencer Community Schools Education Spencer – Clay County
Spirit Lake Community Schools Education Spirit Lake – Dickinson County
Storm Lake Community Schools Education Storm Lake – Buena Vista County

 

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