Leading Employers

Jones County has a diversified economic base.  We are proud of our existing businesses and industries.

The Anamosa State Penitentiary is a maximum security prison with approximately 350 employees.  Housed at the Penitentiary, Iowa Prison Industries employs inmates and produces signage, office furniture and more.  There is also a Penitentiary Museum showcasing the history of the penitentiary.

Bennett Machine & Fabricating is a full-service machine shop located in Anamosa.

Energy Manufacturing Company is the preferred and superior source for custom hydraulic cylinders, valves, pumps, and power systems.

Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative mission is “to be the utility of choice by providing reliable, quality services in a safe, respectful, environmentally responsible, cost-effective manner that benefits our members’ quality of life and promotes the success of their local communities.”

NCI Building Systems designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of metal buildings and components for the non-residential construction industry.

Oak Street Manufacturing manufactures and distributes restaurant furnishings in Monticello, Iowa.  Oak Street Manufacturing distributes quality restaurant solutions for dealers and wholesalers nationwide, Canada and Haiti.

The Orbis Corporation manufactures reusable plastic  totes,  pallets, dunnage and bulk systems that are used over and over to help their customers move their products faster, safer and more cost effectively.

Polo Custom Products specializes in custom industrial sewing, sealing and thermoforming of flexible fabrics, film, and foam for OEMs operating in the Medical, Fire & Safety, Industrial and Government & Defense markets.

Unity Point Health– Jones Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in the Jones County area and they care for more than 5,500 people each month. The  state-of-the-art facility specializes in 24-hour emergency care, lab and radiology, inpatient hospital visits and nursing care; outpatient surgeries and clinics; counseling; and rehabilitation.

Welter Storage Equipment sells primarily used and reconditioned equipment acquired through auctions, liquidations, bankruptcies, closeouts, and from companies who are relocating their offices and/or warehouses. Welter generates auto-cad layouts for offices and warehouses, as well as installs racking, shelving, and office work stations for companies. New and used pallet rack, shelving, new and used office furniture are a major part of their business along with mezzanines, forklifts, rolling ladders and workbenches. Welter’s is also an authorized Star Buildings dealer.