Ames EDC

Dose Steelworks to Expand in Story City

June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021 (Ames, IA) - The Ames Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce Dose Steelworks, will be expanding their operations into Story City. 

Established 15 years ago in Bouton, Dose Steelworks is an international manufacturer of headhunter trailers, corn reels, detachable rear hitches and rock boxes for farmers. The company plans to adapt a 100,000-square-foot Story City building for a manufacturing facility after outgrowing their current location. The project represents a $4.7 million capital investment It is expected to employ 30 people.

Brett Dose, Owner of Dose Steelworks explains, “Our growth has driven the need for a much larger facility. We appreciate the responsiveness and assistance provided by the State of Iowa, City of Story City, Story City Economic Development, and the Ames Economic Development Commission. At all levels they have worked with us to make this project happen! We are looking forward to serving our customers from our new facility located along the Interstate 35 corridor in Story City.”

The $4.7 million dollar capital investment project will bring 30 jobs to Story City.

“This is a tremendous opportunity with mutual benefit. The Story City community gains a quality, family-owned company, and the business takes on a large, mostly under-utilized facility, that will suit their growth for many years to come. It is always gratifying when projects come together and everyone wins.” said Dan Culhane, President and CEO of the Ames Economic Development Commission.

For More Information:

For more information, please contact Brenda Dryer, Senior Vice President, Ames Chamber of Commerce at 515.232.2310 or at

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