Urbana, IA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
Iowa governor Terry Branstad will be touring Clickstop Inc., an e-commerce company and manufacturer in Urbana, IA, on Thursday, February 27th.
A group of local residents invited Governor Branstad to come and witness the explosive growth of the company, as it’s become an important contributor to the governor’s goal of creating 200,000+ new jobs in Iowa.
“It’s not very often you get personal time with the governor,” said Jim Mayhew, Chief Culture Officer at Clickstop. “We’re excited for him to see what we’re doing here.”
During his 2 pm visit, the governor plans to tour the 78,000+ sq ft facility where the company began manufacturing ratchet straps and other tie down products last year. He will also make a short speech to employees.
“We’re grateful for such a supportive community,” commented Tim Guenther, Clickstop’s founder and CEO. “It’s an honor to have Governor Branstad visit – especially because he was invited by people in our community who believe in us.”
Clickstop began manufacturing ratchet straps and other tie downs for its US Cargo Control division in January 2013, and now sews and assembles thousands of straps each day. By year end, Clickstop’s suite of online retail stores shipped over 92,000 orders from their Urbana warehouses.
To accommodate the new manufacturing division, the company nearly doubled its number of employees in 2013, while cultivating an impressive company culture. Such initiatives have earned several workplace awards, including the Des Moines Register and Workplace Dynamics’ “Iowa’s Top Workplaces,” and first place on the Corridor Business Journal’s “Coolest Place to Work” list.
“Clickstop has always been about creating opportunity,” said Guenther. “I’m excited to have Governor Branstad take note of what’s going on here.”
Clickstop owns and operates a suite of online retail stores based in Urbana, Iowa. Clickstop web properties serve diverse markets that include the moving and cargo control industry, energy efficient insulation products, and home organizing solutions. In addition, Clickstop’s flagship brand, US Cargo Control is one of the largest US based manufacturers of ratchet straps and cargo tie-downs. For more information, visit http://www.clickstop.com.