Nic Hockenberry

NIC HOCKENBERRY

The Maquoketa Company, a local manufacturer in Maquoketa, has broken ground on a new 14,000-square-foot addition which is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.  

The company moved to Maquoketa from Dubuque with three employees who worked out of an existing 5,000-square-foot building on Jacobson Drive almost 30 years ago. The facility has since had three major expansions, and the company now employs more 30 people in various advanced manufacturing roles.  

This latest expansion includes new shipping and receiving docks and warehouse to accommodate continuous product line growth. The company fabricates metal products such as valves, pipe fittings, oil and gas field machinery.

New jobs are currently posted for various production positions on the company website www.morbros.com, the Jackson County Economic Development website www.thejcea.org, accessdubuquejobs.com, and in the Maquoketa Sentinel-Press. Interested persons can apply directly at The Maquoketa Company, 141 Jacobsen Drive or they can email a resume to maschmitz@morbros.com.

“Our goal is to keep moving ahead,” said Morrison Bros. Co. president Charlie Glab. Morrison Bros. is the parent company of The Maquoketa Company. “The Maquoketa Company joins hundreds of thousands of small American companies that make an actual product out of raw material. Farmers, manufacturers, and all other small producers have been, and continue to be, the true backbone in the American economy.”

“The Maquoketa Company’s expansion and investment in this community underscores the importance of our existing business and industry on the success of our communities. We are heartened by their investment of capital and confidence in the future of Maquoketa,” stated Jackson County Economic Alliance Director Nic Hockenberry. 

Maquoketa Mayor Don Schwenker, echoed the praise of The Maquoketa Company’s expansion. 

“As a city we hope we’re creating an economic environment where businesses can grow and thrive. We thank Maquoketa Company for their continued investment in our community,” he said

The parent company, Morrison Bros. Co., was started in 1855 in Dubuque, and is one of the oldest privately held manufacturing companies in Iowa.  The Maquoketa Company plays a vital role in the production and sales of Morrison petroleum equipment products. Morrison product line includes over 1,200 items which are sold worldwide and of which 95 percent are produced in Dubuque and Maquoketa.