Unverferth Completes Expansion of Iowa Manufacturing Plant

Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. has completed a major addition of a 5,000-square-foot facility and renovations at its Shell Rock, Iowa, plant. The 13th project since the company bought the facility in 1988. Unverferth also plans to add 55 jobs to the area to support increased demand and diversification of product lines at the Shell Rock plant.

The addition adds a top-of-the-line manufacturing space and expanded room for storage of component parts for products such as Brent grain carts and wagons, Unverferth Pro-Force dry fertilizer spreaders, Unverferth NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicators and Top Air sprayers.

 number of upgrades and modernizations are part of the renovation to ensure employees are safe, operations are efficient and products are manufactured to the highest quality. New upgrades include:

  •  State-of-the-art tube lasers increase product quality and capacity
  •  Electronically controlled air quality throughout the entire facility
  •  Overhead lifts to provide added safety for manufacturing larger parts and components
  •  State-of-the-art LED lighting provides enhanced visibility while reducing energy requirements
  •  Robotic sorting of parts as they come off the laser tables
  •  Fiber lasers for making high-quality parts with precision

Delivering high-quality jobs to Shell Rock 

Unverferth seeks to hire 55 qualified welders, painters, powder coaters, break press and laser operators immediately at its Shell Rock location. Manufacturing wages start at $25 an hour, and second shift employees receive a $2 per hour shift premium and have the benefit of four-day work weeks. Specifically, Unverferth is looking for first and second shift welders, second shift brake press operators, second shift painters and powder coaters, second shift laser operators, and first and second shift robotic welders. Training and education opportunities are available to those looking to work in this type of manufacturing career.

Other benefits include weekly paychecks, $0 health care premiums, up to 15% profit sharing retirement contribution each year and a safe working environment. Unverferth is one of Butler County’s largest employers at the Shell Rock manufacturing facility.

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Source: Farm-Equipment.com