2023 Iowa Venture Award Recipient
Nominated by Midland Power Cooperative
Ihle Fabrications was started on a family farm in Central Iowa in 2002 by brothers Mike and Brian Ihle. The brothers began fabricating liners as a solution to issues they faced with their combines. They recognized the growing demand for their products and, in July 2021, relocated to an existing facility of 45,000 sf. with additional ground between Slater and Polk City. An expansion project of 82,000 sf. began in August of this year. The expansion will accommodate an increase in demand for the existing line of parts, along with an expanding line of wearable steel parts for machinery used in agriculture. Ihle’s products are sold in 38 states and internationally in Canada, Mexico, and Australia.
As of June 2022, Ihle Fabrications became a Certified CNH Reman Supplier for one part. This relationship significantly expanded in mid-2023 to include an additional 140 parts. Ihle Fabrications is committed to continued work alongside farmers and end-users to help solve problems of the future.
In addition to providing power to Ihle Fabrications, Midland Power and CIPCO Cooperative assisted with a passthrough loan (S) from the UDSA REDL&G program to augment the purchase of equipment to support its expanding operation. WEBSITE