Major Employers


CIVCO (formerly MEDTEC) was originally founded in 1983 in Dallas, Texas, by C. Paul Korver. Mr. Korver moved the business to his hometown of Orange City, Iowa in 1988. Since that time MEDTEC has been a leader in the radiation oncology industry, providing products and services designed to enhance life for cancer patients across the world. In December 2005 CIVCO Medical Solutions, an imaging accessories company headquartered in Kalona, Iowa, announced the acquisition of MEDTEC, adding a radiation oncology product line. Soon after CIVCO acquired SINMED, with operations centered in Reeuwijk, The Netherlands, further broadening our high quality radiation oncology product line offerings. CIVCO’s 270 employees in Kalona and Orange City, Iowa, Reeuwijk, The Netherlands, Sarasota, Florida, Seattle, Washington and Shanghai, China successfully provide healthcare solutions to over 15,000 hospitals/clinics around the world.



Diamond Vogel Paints

Diamond Vogel Paints was founded in 1926 by Andrew Vogel, a Dutch immigrant. This paint manufacturer operates seven production facilities, services the Midwest with over seventy retail centers, and employs over 800 people. Vogel manufactures residential and commercial paints and stains, industrial and OEM finishes, industrial maintenance coatings, and home decorating products and the firm recently achieved ISO 9001 certification. Sales exceed $150 million annually. Recent company expansion led to the selection of Orange City as site for a new $8 million, 50,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art powder coating manufacturing and distribution facility.







EZ-Liner is a leading manufacturer of striping equipment and traffic paint used worldwide by commercial contractors, government agencies, airports and athletic facilities. From truck to pick-up mounted units to walk behind models, a wide range of applications are possible including parking lot striping, highway delineation, street marking, runway marking, and athletic field marking. In the 1990’s E-Z Liner, a Vogel family company, lead the industry in developing latex paints and waterbased-compatible equipment. EZ-Liner and Vogel Traffic Services contract for state/county highway marking projects. The companies employ 50 people from the area.



Northwestern College

Northwestern College is a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. According to the college’s mission statement, Northwestern is “a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faith learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.” Consistently ranked in the top 10 among Midwestern baccalaureate colleges by U.S. News & World Report, Northwestern is home to two of the state’s “Iowa Professor of the Year” winners.

The college’s 1,250 students come from 30 states and 20 countries; more than 80 percent live on campus. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, including accredited programs in athletic training, business, nursing, social work and teacher education. Among Northwestern’s ­­­­300 employees are professors with doctorates from Duke, Notre Dame, UCLA and Yale; the college’s scholars offer expertise to the community in areas like genetic technology, Christian-Muslim relations, and Spanish translation. Northwestern’s TePaske Gallery hosts monthly art exhibitions, and regular concerts are performed in Christ Chapel. The award-winning theatre department stages classic and original dramas in two state-of-the-art theaters. Sports fans enjoy Red Raider athletics, which has produced five national championship teams since 2000.



Old Masters

Old Masters was founded in 1953 by paint salesman, Richard Ketcher who experimented with various formulas to be used in wood graining and “antiquing”. After much trial and error, he logged the perfect formula and contracted with Diamond Vogel Paint to make base paints. In 1977, the business was sold to Vogel Paint, Inc. and the Old Masters division with three employees began. Over the years, new products have been introduced such as quick drying, tintable penetrating stain, a full line of oil-based urethane clears and TM paint removers products, Scratchide touch-up pens and H2O Waterborne Clear Finishes. Today, Old Masters is available in the United States, Canada and Mexico thru independent dealer network. In 2007, Old Masters relocated into a new 29,000 sq. ft. distribution and office facility.



Orange City Area Health System

From a state-of-the-art healthcare facility to a first-class retirement community, progressive health-care and personalized people-care are top priorities at Orange City Area Health System. In May 2006, OCAHS opened a new award-winning $28 million regional medical complex in Orange City centered around patient and family comfort. A staff of 500 gifted medical professionals, skilled employees, and dedicated volunteers are working together to serve families throughout the three-county area. This municipally held non-profit proudly delivers the best possible care–right here in our own community.



Pizza Ranch

Starting as a single store in Hull, IA, in 1981, the restaurant chain, which specializes in pizza and chicken, has grown steadily and now has 136 franchises in eight states. Pizza Ranch has created a brand around providing small-town America with good food and tremendous opportunity. The Pizza Ranch slogan is ‘Good Things, Every Day,’ and it strives to make that happen for the customers, employees and communities it serves. The new Pizza Ranch Restaurant Support Center will be complete in 2007 and will house approximately 30 office staff.


Premium Pet Health

Premium Pet Health

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Premium Pet Health specializes in the sourcing, production, sales and distribution of all proteins for use by the pet care industry, with guaranteed supplies of pork, beef, poultry, fish, lamb and many other exotic proteins. Our unique sourcing, production and distribution model makes PPH the leading protein vendor in the US pet food industry.

Premium Pet Health specializes in the production, sales and marketing of all-natural dog treats. Our consumer brand AMERICAN FARMS™ provides consumers with a line of 100% All Natural Dog Treats made from Pork and Beef, raised on American farms and manufactured in the United States. We also market a line of wholesome dog treats under the ANIMAL PLANET® brand, providing consumers with a line of Crunchy and Chewy Biscuits made from all-natural ingredients like real meat, fruits and vegetables.

Premium Pet Health specializes in the production, sales and distribution of porcine based feed meals for use in the Animal Feeds and Pet Nutrition industries, for customers both large and small. One of our hallmarks is consistency of quality in physical, chemical, and microbiological characteristics, and all product is verified and guaranteed to be in specification to meet the exacting requirements of feed ingredient customers. Customized feed programs are available


Quatro Composites


Quatro Composites was formed in May 1997 for the purpose of researching, designing, developing and manufacturing performance-inspired composites products. Initially, Quatro primarily served the sporting goods and consumer product markets. Over time, Quatro found that its processes were capable of producing parts that would meet the demanding specifications of the aerospace and defense markets. Today, Quatro employs over 100 people in their Corporate Offices / Manufacturing / Distribution center in Orange City, IA. The Poway, CA facility employs over 30 people and operates as the leading engineering and technology center for Quatro. For more information on employment opportunities, please visit our website and apply today. 



Revival Animal Health

Revival Animal Health is a catalog and internet based provider of pet products with customers based in all 50 states and internationally. Cat and dog breeders, pet stores, shelters, groomers, veterinarians and personal pet owners all rely on Revival to provide them with quality products at affordable prices. Our knowledgeable sales staff can help customers choose the right products to fit their needs. We carry over 2000 products including flea & tick topicals, nutritional supplements, medications, microchips, grooming supplies, stain and odor remedies, treats, toys, vaccines, wormers and more. Revival has been in business since 1989. The business has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years and currently employs over 70 full and part-time employees in its Orange City and Mapleton, Iowa facilities.



Silent Drive

Started in 1956 producing tag axles for area customers, Silent Drive Inc. was purchased in 1972, by current owner and President, Wilbur DeJong. Silent Drive has grown from a regional manufacturer supplying a few primary products to agricultural markets to an industry leader. The firm now manufactures air suspensions for liftable tag axles and pushers, plus drive axles suspensions for trucks and trailers using state of the art technology for design and testing analysis. The ready-to-install system and underarm air spring lift concept was pioneered by the engineers at Silent Drive. The company employs 40 people.


Staples Promotional Products

Staples Promotional Products specializes in development, promotion and extension of corporate and brand trademarks through logoed merchandise. The company is the largest promotional products distributor in the U.S. They offer unparalleled capabilitities and services in corporate catalog programs, special order request, eCommerce solutions, company store operations rewards and recognition programs, special event hospitality, custom designed merchandise, and a line of proprietary apparel merchandise. The Orange City location provides sales and marketing, administration, warehouse and distribution, embroidery and screen printing. The company employs about 400 people in the Orange City facility.




Van Beek Natural Science

Since 1991 Van Beek Natural Science has developed and offered a wide range of natural products in the animal nutrition market. Van Beek Global manufactures and distributes all natural nutraceuticals designed to treat gastro-intestinal conditions in livestock and companion animals. Van Beek Global products are sold all over the U.S. and around the world and the local workforce consists of 25 employees.