Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

December 14, 2012

'Operation: Thank You'

By Amy Kroeger, Daily Iowegian
Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, paid a visit to Centerville Thursday morning as part of the “Operation: Thank You” initiative.

“Operation: Thank You” is an existing industry initiative to connect with Iowa’s traded cluster companies, thanking them for their continued investment in their own company’s growth, their employees and the state.

While in Centerville Durham visited Hydro Pools and Curwood.

Hydra Pools manufactures complete in-ground pool kits. This includes polymer or steel walled pools, vinyl pool liners, pool steps, coping and complete skimmer systems. Hydra Pools is an American made product  produced in Centerville since 2010.

Hydra Pools has 11 employees in the steel panel production line. Between 15-25 new jobs are planned for the liner line.

Hydra Pools plan to use Flywheel for transportation.

Hydra Pools has been based in Tennessee since 1984.

Hydra Pools choose Iowa for a more central location to serve all of the midwestern states.

Known around the globe for technological leadership in high-barrier packaging, Curwood is a preferred supplier of advanced packaging materials and systems for the food, beverage, household, industrial and personal care industries. Curwood took over Viskase in 2000.