Bodine doubles the size of its Iowa plant
Bodine Electric announced that its plant in Peosta, Iowa is fully operational. More than 100 new CNC machining jobs were created and the size of the company’s facility was more than doubled to 140,000 square feet.
Bodine Electric announced that its plant in Peosta, Iowa is fully operational. More than 100 new CNC machining jobs were created and the size of the company’s facility was more than doubled to 140,000 square feet. The new facility will be the home to most of the company’s manufacturing and all assembly operations. In addition, Bodine expanded its partnership with Iowa Community College (NICC) in Dubuque, Iowa, on various employee-training programs.
ples, the facility allows the company to continuously adapt its manufacturing processes to the needs of the customers.
Through its partnership with NICC, Bodine developed a two-week training program that focused on CNC operation, blueprint reading and inspection of machined parts.more than just adding manufacturing capacity to our assembly operations. This was a strategic decision by the owners and management team that will enable us to further reduce lead-times, increase productivity and manufacturing efficiency, and also to contain costs.”
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