Bodine Electric Doubles Iowa Plant Size

Manufacturer of gearmotors recently consolidated operations that more than doubled the size of its plant in Peosta, Iowa and added 100 new jobs.

CHICAGO -- Bodine Electric Company, a major North American manufacturer of gearmotors, has recently consolidated operations, some of which were previously located in Chicago, to an expanded facility in Peosta, Iowa.

The company says the plant is now 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. It is now home to most of the company’s manufacturing and all assembly operations.

According to John Bodine, president of Bodine Electric Company, “The decision to consolidate both plants was 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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