Several guests attended the groundbreaking ceremony, including Dan Culhane, President and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce; John Hollinrake, Deputy State Director for U.S. Senator Joni Ernst; Emily Schwickerath, District Director for U.S. Congressman Randy Feestra; Bill Johnson, Developer with Choice Commercial; Mark Lewis, President of Cedar Falls Building Systems Inc.; along with Jan Williams, Nikki Fischer, Dylan Kline, Steven Lawrence, Ottie Maxey, and Emory Widlowski, all representing the Ames Chamber of Commerce. Also present were members of DSG's executive, regional, and branch leadership teams.
"We are thrilled to announce this investment in Ames, Iowa. Our new warehouse facility will provide increased capacity to serve not only our current waterworks business in the Ames market but also the ability to grow into the broader DSG offering across Iowa. We are furthering our commitment to bring a world-class customer experience to the customers, employee owners, and communities we serve," said Paul Kennedy, President and CEO of DSG. "We are celebrating our 125th year, and with years of success in Ames, we eagerly anticipate the opportunities this expansion will bring to Ames and the broader community."