Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was in Oelwein on Friday to celebrate the expansion of a battery company facility.
East Penn Manufacturing Co. executives joined city and state officials on Friday at a celebration of the new battery manufacturing and distribution plant.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the expansion was aided by $3.1 million in state tax credits and $1.75 million in direct financial assistance approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority three years ago.
East Penn has operated a smaller distribution center in Oelwein for about 10 years.
(story contribution by AP)