Sheldon, IA (PRWEB) May 20, 2011
Rosenboom, one of the country’s top manufacturers of custom hydraulic cylinders, is adding more than 100 new jobs at its locations in Spirit Lake and Sheldon, Iowa, to accommodate major increases in customer demand. The company, which currently employs 465 in its two Iowa locations, plans to have all of its new employees in place over the next few months.
“We’ve been fortunate to realize a 45 percent increase in sales from last year due to current customer growth as well as the acquisition of new customers and by serving additional markets,” said company Vice-President Brian Rosenboom. “The fact that our staff has worked very hard to keep up with the demand speaks highly of their dedication, but now it’s time to make these needed additions.”
Rosenboom serves leaders in industries that include agriculture, construction, refuse and transportation. According to company President Lary Rosenboom, this growth has more than exceeded his own expectations when he started the company in Sheldon as a tool and die manufacturer in 1974.
“I’m proud of how our company’s innovations over the years have served the industry,” he added. “But I’m even more proud that we’ve been able to provide stable, well-paying jobs for hundreds of families in our communities.”
“We’ve developed a reputation beyond northwest Iowa for quality products and engineered solutions,” said Brian Rosenboom, adding that another big part of the company’s success lies in the fact it’s a family-owned and operated company. “Customers like that we bring stability in both management and workforce.”
Some of Rosenboom’s recent growth can be attributed to new customers and new end markets such as solar energy. More than a year ago, German manufacturer HAWE began searching for a partner to make durable hydraulic cylinders that can operate large solar panels in the desert. After weighing the benefits of more than 40 cylinder manufacturers, HAWE selected Rosenboom.
“One of things that attracted us to Rosenboom is that they’re a family-owned business just like us,” said Markus Oberhuber, HAWE Purchasing Manager. “We were impressed with their clean production process, welding expertise, standards of quality, R&D – really it was the whole package. They’ve outperformed what they promised and as a result, they now supply our piston accumulators in addition to the cylinders that help these solar panels move with the sun for optimum efficiency.”
The new positions at Rosenboom range from production supervisors and robotic welder operators to CNC mill and lathe operators. The company invites those interested in applying for positions to submit applications online at http://www.rosenboom.com or call 712-324-4854.
Industry leaders in construction, transportation and agriculture look to Rosenboom to engineer, design and build custom cylinders to exact specifications.
Rosenboom began in 1974 as a tool and die shop and has grown to be a leading manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders with 465 Iowa employees. More than 100 additional workers are being sought to fill immediate openings.
For additional information, contact:
Jack Schreurs, Human Resources Manager