Clickstop Hires 9 Employees, Announces Several Promotions

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Urbana-based company increases its workforce as plans move forward to expand manufacturing operations.

Clickstop has announced nine new employees and several promotions over the past three months as a multimillion-dollar building project nears completion at its Urbana headquarters.

Clickstop, which owns and operates several brands, has begun moving into a more than 53,000-square-foot expansion that adds much-needed manufacturing and office space. US Cargo Control (USCC), the company’s largest division, specializes in sewing ratchet straps, cargo nets and other load securement products, and has plans to introduce tarps to its manufacturing capabilities by the end of the year.

USCC’s Manufacturing department hired April Kress and Sandra Hawes as members of its cargo net team, while Amber Singer joined the company as a manufacturing associate. Seth Gibbs moved from a receiving and inventory control leader in Operations to a manufacturing support associate. After working in a part-time capacity since January 2015, Todd Clark was promoted to a full-time manufacturing support associate. Aurora Reed, who was hired part-time in July 2015, is now a full-time manufacturing associate.

Also in Manufacturing, Jamie Farmer switched jobs, from a manufacturing associate on the cargo net team to a tarp manager. The new building grows the manufacturing floor by 20,000 square feet, allowing for the production of flatbed trailer tarps.

The Operations team welcomed James Paulson as a small package shipping specialist, along with Andrea Smith as a packaging specialist. Kris Reed moved from a less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping associate to a receiving and inventory control specialist. Zach Rechkemmer and Heather McVey, who both started at Clickstop in January, have taken on new roles: Rechkemmer transitioned from a small package shipping associate to an LTL shipping specialist, and McVey moved from a packaging specialist to a packaging quality control specialist.

Kara Roehr has been named a forecast analyst in Business Intelligence. She most recently was a freight and export compliance specialist on the USCC Operations team.

In Sales and Marketing, new hires include: Gage Sagert, sales specialist; Amanda Morgan, content writer; and Bri Else, graphic designer. Lacy Curtis, who started as a sales specialist with the company in January 2015, has been named a business development account manager. David Urlaub, a member of the Sales and Marketing department since 2011, has accepted the newly created rigging and lifting specialist position also within the business development teams. In addition, Eric Youngblood is now an internet marketing specialist for USCC after holding the same title for Clickstop’s suite of smaller brands.

Under the overall Clickstop brand, the Culture and Communications team brought on Zach Smith as a culinary director. Formerly an executive chef with Sodexo in Cedar Rapids, he will further develop the company’s food service program. A state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, cafeteria and pub are part of expansion designs.

Clickstop is continuing to hire for both full- and part-time positions. More information on current openings and how to apply is available at

About Clickstop, Inc.
Clickstop is a multi-brand merchant based in Urbana, Iowa. Its focus on great workplace culture has landed the company multiple work environment-focused awards including two first-place achievements as the Coolest Place to Work, along with being named one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces by The Des Moines Register for four consecutive years. Clickstop serves diverse markets that include the moving and cargo control industry, energy-efficient insulation products, fasteners and home organizing solutions. For more information, visit

About US Cargo Control
US Cargo Control is a leader in the cargo control industry, specializing in cargo control, lifting slings, rigging equipment and moving supplies. With growing product offerings and a focus on innovation, the company is committed to offering quality products, timely delivery and an excellent customer experience. Expanding manufacturing capabilities and custom options further ensure customers get what they want, when they need it.

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