Deimco hosted U.S. Senator; hired new technicians
October 26, 2021 | 6:18 pm CDT

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst tours the Deimco Finishing Equipment facility in Tama, Iowa.

Tama, Iowa – Deimco Finishing Equipment, a designer and builder of custom finishing and material handling systems, recently hosted a U.S, Senator.

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) recently toured the recently expanded facility. She was participating in a 99-County tour of Iowa when she toured the facility. The Tama, Iowa-based facility underwent a 10,800-sq.-ft. expansion in early 2021. 

The tour featured a demonstration of a fully pre-assembled automated material handling system for a customer. The system places building materials on pallets with robotic pick-and-placement equipment, an overhead gantry, and wrapping and custom conveyance, all in one automated system.

John Boland, control technician
John Boland, control technician.

In addition, the company recently hired two new technicians. John Boland was hired as a control technician and Josh Edel as a technician.

Boland is responsible for the operation and troubleshooting of numerous robotic, electrical, and pneumatic control systems. Edel will work collaboratively to fabricate and implement mechanical, electrical and pneumatic assemblies, in addition to accounting duties.  

Josh Edel, technician
Joel Edel, technician

Tom Arneson, vice president and general manager of Deimco stated, “We are excited to welcome John (Boland) and Josh (Edel) into the Deimco family. They will be a great addition to our team and resource for our customers for years to come.” 

Kirk Shirar, company president and co-owner, added that “We continue to invest in people, products and facilities as we execute our strategy to be the first choice finishing and material handling solutions provider.”

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