Mid-Am Building Supply Inc. to Construct New Facility in Mount Pleasant
May 27, 2021
MOUNT PLEASANT— The Mount Pleasant City Council has approved a high-quality jobs application and the sale of land in the Crossroads Industrial Park for Mid-Am Building Supply to complete an $8.6 million expansion in Mount Pleasant, IA.
“This is just the type of project we need in Mount Pleasant. Mid-Am Building Supply will relocate their current staff to a new and expanded location which solidifies their commitment to our community for years to come”, said Kristi Perry, Executive Vice President of the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance.
Operating in Mount Pleasant since 1984, Mid-Am Building Supply, Inc. is a “two-step” building material distributor that sells building materials to lumber yards and big box stores. With five warehouses in four states, the company distributes products across the Midwest that include shingles, doors, insulation, siding, windows, decking, door locks, fasteners and other building products.
“Over the last 37 years it has been extremely exciting to watch the Mid-Am Mount Pleasant business and team of employees grow within the community. We would like to thank the State of Iowa and the City of Mt. Pleasant, who have been working with us to finalize their support of this exciting new project. We are looking forward to many years of continued success in Mount Pleasant”, said Joe Knaebel, Chairman of the Board of Mid-Am Building Supply.
Due to significant growth, the company plans to construct a new 130,000 sq. ft. facility in the Crossroads Industrial Park at 2201 E. Bluegrass Road. They will relocate its current operations, which will allow for an expansion in distribution and door manufacturing. Representing a capital investment of just over $8.6 million, the project was awarded tax benefits through the Iowa Economic Development Authority High Quality Jobs program. It is expected to create eight jobs and retain 46 current employees. In addition to the state incentives, Mid-Am Building Supply will take advantage of the local tax abatement program designed to encourage growth and expansion in our community.
The Mount Pleasant Area Development Commission exists to improve the quality of life for Henry County residents through economic growth.