Branstad Attends Ribbon Cutting at Quatro Composites

By ABC9 News

Published 08/21 2014 04:40PM

Updated 08/21 2014 06:44PM

ORANGE CITY, IA (ABC9)- It's a sign of strong economic times.
Close to 100 jobs have been added in Siouxland thanks to an $11.8 million dollar expansion at manufacturing plant, Quatro Composites.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstand stopped by a special ribbon cutting event on Thursday at the Orange City company.
The Governor said that this is what he’s come to expect from Sioux County.
“Sioux County always exceeds in everything. You are a real leader in agriculture. You are a real leader in advanced manufacturing.”
Quatro composites designs and manufactures for the aerospace, defense, industrial and medical industries.
About 60 percent of the company's business comes from aerospace alone.
Two years ago the company first broke ground on the project, which has doubled its size to nearly 90-thousand square feet.
Company officials say the expansion was necessary because their existing customers have growing business, and have a need for an increase in products.
“We've had a number of prospective customers that would like to do business with us, but we haven't been able to to have the capacity to produce for them,” said Quatro CEO Steve Roesner, “So this allows for us to bring in those counties as well. "
About 85 of the 90 new jobs have already been filled.

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