Humboldt centrifuge company to move to Huxley

Dan Mika Special to the
Times
Renderings of the planned Innovative Technologies building in Huxley. The company plans to construct the $2 million facility sometime next year. Contributed art

Innovative Technologies, a maker of industrial-size centrifuges, announced plans earlier this month to move their operations from Humboldt to Huxley.

Innovative Technologies president Nick Skow said the company wanted to move from north central Iowa to Huxley because it had outgrown its 7,500 square foot facility and wanted faster access to major highways.

The company will build its own 15,000 square feet building in Huxley’s Blue Sky Commons and move eight current full-time employees to the area. He also expects to hire seven more employees with mechanical skills over the building’s first two years in operation.

“Most of the employees are going to coming down here with us,” he said. “Everyone’s pretty excited to get into the new shop and have a little more working space and get more organized.”

The company builds and repairs centrifuges for ethanol producers, food companies and various manufacturers.

Huxley City Manager John Haldeman said the city has yet to file an incentive recommendation to the City Council, but estimated Huxley’s support for the company would total $180,000 over seven years.

Construction on the new building is expected to start this fall, with a target end date sometime by the second quarter of 2018.