U.S. Senator Joni Ernst along with Grimes Councilman Eric Johansen, Greater Des Moines Partnership Executive Vice President David Maahs, GCED Board Vice Chair Andrea Sabus, and local business leaders joined the Insta-Pro Intl staff and Board of Directors to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Global Headquarters on Aug. 10. Insta-Pro Intl is a global agricultural machinery manufacturer in Grimes, IA.

Ernst and other members of her staff toured Insta-Pro Intl’s new facility in Grimes, IA with the Insta-Pro team who provided insights on the nature of the extrusion business. Following the tour of the facility, 150 guests met for presentations from Ernst and others, followed by a ribbon-cutting.


“Our new facility allows us to consolidate our team under one roof,” Karl Arnold, Vice President, Sales & Marketing says. “This allows us to better serve our customers in over 100 countries across the world.”

“Insta-Pro was pleased to have our local vendors, as well as global partners like Texas A&M, Alfa Laval, WISHH and the American Soybean Association present to celebrate with us,” President and CEO, Kevin Kacere says. “These partners help us to provide the best solutions for our customer’s needs.”