July 17, 2014
Interstates Companies, an electrical design, construction and control systems firm with headquarters in Sioux Center, Iowa, has announced that it will be relocating and expanding its Sioux Falls operations. The expansion is expected to create 59 jobs in the Sioux Falls area over a five-year period.
The company has purchased space located at 4701 West Research Drive, formerly occupied by DocuTAP. Interstates expects to be moved from their current 6009 South Sharon office by this fall.
“It is great to see an existing South Dakota company create more technical jobs in our state,” said Governor Dennis Daugaard. “One of the big draws for the company was the ability to hire skilled engineers in the Sioux Falls area. Companies are coming here because we can provide the necessary technical workforce.
”According to Jack Woelber, president of Interstates Control Systems, Inc., the expansion will allow the company to continue its current growth and provide additional opportunities for employees. Interstates anticipates adding highly technical positions in electrical engineering, computer programming, information technology and control system design.
“Interstates Companies is excited for the opportunity to expand our Sioux Falls operations,” Woelber said. “We have had an office in Sioux Falls since early 2000 and have experienced continued growth. We have enjoyed success in recruiting skilled team members as Sioux Falls is an attractive community that offers many amenities and opportunities for young families.
The Research Drive building had been owned by the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, which worked with the company during its expansion planning.
“The Development Foundation is thrilled to assist Interstates’ growth through the sale of our Research Drive building,” said Slater Barr, Development Foundation president. “The company creates technical and engineering job opportunities for our residents and adds to the mix of services available to Sioux Falls’ industrial companies.”
Interstates Companies specializes in turnkey electrical systems for food and beverage, industrial, value-added agriculture and hazardous facilities. They offer full service design-build electrical contracting, engineering, automation and instrumentation on a worldwide basis. Corporate headquarters are located in Sioux Center, Iowa, with regional offices in Sioux Falls, Omaha, Fort Collins and Cincinnati. For more information, visit www.interstates.com .