Peosta Business Expanding

PEOSTA, Iowa (KCRG) -- A company in Peosta debuted its new assembly facility Thursday- one that area leaders say is not surprising, considering how quickly the city is growing.

Camso, which used to be Camoplast, cut the ribbon to debut its new building on Enterprise Drive.

The company makes and distributes off-road tires, rubber tracks and parts for companies like John Deere. Staff members say since the Candidan company opened a plant in Peosta in the late 1990s, it has consistently grown as demand increased.

The business has expanded multiple times and nearly tripled the number of its local employees. Area leaders say that in turn, reflects the growth of Peosta as a city.

"Back in 1997, Peosta was little more than a crossroads north of Highway 20," said Rick Dickinson, the President/CEO of the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation. "Today it's one of the fastest growing cities, by percentage growth, in the state of Iowa. And companies like [Camso] are growing just as fast."

Dickinson said after multiple business expansions prior to the grand opening Thursday, the only constant has been change; however, the change has all been good for the area.