Make it Muscatine: Norfolk Iron & Metal

DURANT, Iowa–Founded in 1908 in Norfolk Nebraska, Norfolk Iron & Metal has grown over the years to provide their products and services across the Midwest, particularly in places with many agricultural and manufacturing businesses. As Human Resources Manager Katina McDaniel explained it, Norfolk Iron & Metal looked to, “expand our geographic footprint within the Midwest (and) tap into the large agriculture and heavy equipment manufacturing market.” They found Durant fit there needs perfectly.

As a metal manufacturing business, Norfolk Iron & Metal specializes in angle pieces, bars, beams, channels, flats, pipes, plates, sheets, and tubing made from aluminum, carbon steel, and stainless steel for many different applications and for jobs of all sizes. They make pieces to order, helping clients meet their exact needs. Norfolk Iron & Metal can also do custom cutting and processing work, such as forming, laser and tube laser cutting, plasma cutting, saw cutting, and shearing. Norfolk Iron & Metal prides themselves not only on detailed work but on delivering their products in a timely manner. In many cases, they can deliver orders as soon as the day after they complete them, helping clients complete projects faster.

While all of this work may sound very technical, McDaniel shared that Norfolk Iron & Metal takes a very personalized approach to each project and that the collaborative environment their employees have fostered really sets them apart from other manufacturers. “We have a family feel since we’re a small operation, allowing us to really get to know each other.” In turn, their friendly and conscientious staff members work hard to get to know clients and their needs as well, ensuring the businesses they work with get exactly what they need.

Several Norfolk Iron & Metal employees and their families who marched in a recent parade.

Norfolk Iron & Metal has enjoyed great success in Durant, working with many other businesses to get them the parts and materials they need to keep their operations running. To help expand their operations to other cities in Muscatine County and beyond and to give people a chance to see the quality of their work, Norfolk Iron & Metal joined the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We wanted to partner with the Chamber to expand our market to show others in nearby communities what we do and what we have to offer, as well as partner with other businesses in the community,” said McDaniel.

Along with taking their work seriously, Norfolk Iron & Metal has also devoted themselves to making a positive difference in Durant and the surrounding area. As part of the business community in Muscatine County, McDaniel reported that the company strives, “to help with different sponsorships and organizations for the betterment of both us and the Muscatine Community as well as getting to network with other businesses in the community.”

With the tools and knowledge to make metal pieces for many types of projects, Norfolk Iron & Metal encourages businesses who need any sort of metal parts to reach out to them for jobs both large and small, either through their website or by calling them at  563-785-6943.