Flexsteel Manufacturing Facility

Flexsteel Industries spent more than 80 years at its Jackson Street Manufacturing Facility in Dubuque, Iowa. Knowing the facility had outlived its life, company leaders announced they would close the facility and build a new $25 million, 250,000-square-foot-facility in the Dubuque Industrial Center South. Not only would they be gaining a modern, more efficient facility, […]

Verena Street Coffee Co.

Verena Street Coffee Co. produces craft roasted coffee that is distributed both locally and nationally. As their business experienced a boom in growth in a short five year period, the owners knew it was time to expand. In late 2015, they broke ground on a new 35,000 sf coffee roasting facility in the Dubuque Industrial […]

Industrial / Manufacturing: Damage Inspection, Assessment, and Repairs

Sometimes the unexpected happens in industrial and manufacturing buildings–whether it be discovering questionable cracks in a reinforced concrete structure, or finding a steel building column was accidently damaged in a fork truck collision. IIW’s structural engineers take pride in providing responsive site observation to assess the severity of damage and deficiencies, quickly formulating repair solutions to keep […]

Industrial / Manufacturing: Equipment/Machine Foundations

Machines, storage tanks, and other equipment are an integral part of industrial and manufacturing buildings. In most cases, it is vital that the equipment be securely anchored to a solid foundation with the capacity to resist lateral and uplift loads generated by the equipment, or by wind against the equipment for outdoor installations. IIW’s structural engineers work […]

Industrial / Manufacturing: Bridge Crane and Conveyor Support Systems

Hanging a crane or conveyor system from an existing structure requires structural analysis to ensure the existing structure can safely support loads generated by the crane or conveyor system. IIW’s structural engineers have extensive experience with evaluating existing structures and designing reinforcing for the structures when deemed necessary. We work with our clients to understand their crane […]

Industrial / Manufacturing: Building Modifications

Industrial and manufacturing buildings often require modifications to meet the demands of the ever-changing operations within those buildings. IIW’s structural engineers assist with a variety of building modification projects to meet our clients’ goals. Thoughtfully prepared and thorough construction documents minimize surprises during construction, making it easier to maintain project schedules and budgets. Building Modifications Truck Dock […]

Kirchoff Distributing, Co.

When local Budweiser distributor Kirchhoff Distributing Co. outgrew its facility, the company looked to IIW and Prism Corporation to provide the design for a new site. As a member of the design team, IIW’s civil engineers and surveyors conducted the initial topographic and boundary surveys and provided the site work and building foundation. IIW provided […]

McGraw-Hill Distribution Center

IIW provided the land development, engineering and surveying services needed to build a 331,000-square-foot distribution center for McGraw-Hill in Dubuque, Iowa. This expansive center for one of the largest educational publishers is located on a 21-acre tract in the Dubuque Industrial Center West, includes nearly 9,000 square feet of office space and about 322,000 square […]


The development of 84,210-square-foot FedEx facility in Dubuque, Iowa, called on the expansive expertise of IIW’s engineering, surveying and construction teams. IIW’s role began with assisting the prospective owners in finding a suitable location that would accommodate the FedEx’s unique specifications for a prototype building and parking lot. The selected site spans more than 12 […]

Dubuque Industrial Complex

IIW partnered with the City of Dubuque, Iowa, to create a new industrial complex that would attract new businesses, provide hundreds of new jobs and feature a recreational trail to create a park-like atmosphere that both employees and the broader community can enjoy. This is part of IIW’s ongoing partnership with the City on the […]