ROCK VALLEY, Iowa (PRWEB) May 14, 2021
DG Innovations announced today that it has opened a new manufacturing facility in Rock Valley, Iowa to design and manufacture its popular FeelsWarm countertop heater product line and its OEM-based TurboFlex ultra-thin heaters.
The company’s previous fabrication sites in Burnsville and Lakeville, Minnesota have been consolidated into one design and manufacturing center to provide the company with more than 3 times the production capacity.
In addition to expanded production floor space, DGI has also implemented key automated equipment processes to increase throughput, enhance product quality, and lower cost.
“Since 2013, we have experienced continuous and steady business growth in both of our product areas and we reached the point where scaling-up our operations was essential to meeting our growing demand,” noted Jahn Stopperan, President. “We worked with the City of Rock Valley in taking advantage of the city’s strong and engaging workforce, broad civic support, and creative financing options in selecting and expanding to the northwest Iowa community.”
David Miller, Development Director of the Rock Valley Economic Development Corporation commented, “We are pleased to welcome DG Innovations to Rock Valley. We are always looking to diversify our business community and DGI fit this niche with their electronics fabrication, production, and assembly processes. The company will bring new employment opportunities for our employment base as well as being an integral part of our community’s future growth.”
Despite the impact of Covid on the overall economy, growth in home improvement, renovation and new residential construction this past year fueled this expansion. This, along with the pent-up demand by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to obtain thin foil-based heaters for their new product development projects, gave Stopperan the confidence to increase the company’s production output in anticipation of the upcoming business surge in late 2021 and 2022.
ABOUT DG INNOVATIONS, LLC.
Established in 2010, DGI holds technology in quick-turn manufacturing processes of ultra-thin heating pads for custom, large format, and high-performance thermal applications. The company capitalizes on these capabilities by selling its own product line of countertop heaters under the brand of FeelsWarm® Technology, but also offers its TurboFlex quick-turn, low-lost design and fabrication service to other OEMs to incorporate into their products.
DGI Innovations is the market leader in the heated countertop industry. The unique offering of both standard and custom FeelsWarm heating pads to warm stone countertops (granite, marble, quartz, and engineered stone) provides a luxurious feel to compliment the stone’s glamorous look in medium to high-end businesses and residences. The product line is designed to heat select areas only, particularly overhangs and places where people rest their arms.
The company sells safe, low-voltage stick-on heating pads for customers to install themselves on existing countertop overhangs and it also sells pads when new countertops are involved such as a renovation or a new build. Its patented (pending) fabrication process enables custom heaters to be designed and fabricated in as little as 5 days, often a requirement in the fast-paced finishing stages of new build and renovation projects.
DG Innovations leverages this same fabrication technology to other companies who need thin, flexible, and low weight heaters for their products. The company provides TurboFlex Heaters to OEMs needing quick-turn, low-cost custom flexible heaters delivered in days compared to weeks and months. TurboFlex Heaters are sold to designers and engineers in a wide variety of markets and application areas in industrial, automotive, medical device, test equipment, battery/power storage, and applications where freeze protection, steady state, and quick thermal rise is important.
The company sells its products across North America via its own web sites (http://www.feelswarm.com for consumer countertop applications and http://www.turboflexheaters.com for engineering and new product designers), but also through a dealer/reseller network of 140 dealers in the USA and Canada.