Brock grain systems expands in Iowa

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held commemorating the expansion of Brock’s LeMar manufacturing facility in Sheffield, Iowa.

The expansion and workflow reorganization will help Brock meet the growing demand for the grain sweeps and transport conveyors produced at the plant. It will add nearly 20,000 square feet of space to the facility, providing more room for equipment assembly and allowing drive-through access for shipping and receiving. Connecting all south-side buildings will improve production while alleviating weather-related problems with storage and movement of product.

The Brock Sheffield facility currently employs 37 people. The new plant expansion represents a $2.6 million investment in the central Iowa community of Sheffield and is expected to ultimately add up to 10 jobs to the local economy. Dean Snyder Construction of Clear Lake, Iowa, is overseeing the construction. The expansion is expected to be completed by October of this year.

The Sheffield facility has been manufacturing grain handling and other agricultural equipment since 1999 when it was operated by Hall Industries. The company merged with

LeMar Industries in 2011 and became part of Brock Grain Systems in 2012.