An Iowa manufacturer is jumping the border.
SmithCo Manufacturing, which makes side-dump trailers, is moving its corporate headquarters from Le Mars, Iowa, to Elk Point, South Dakota. SmithCo's President Greg Smith said while the company will continue to manufacture the trucks in Iowa, South Dakota provides the best option for its headquarters.
Smith said the new location will also be the sales office and that the company is responding to what its customers want.
The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development is providing a low-interest loan for the construction costs of the new corporate headquarters space in Elk Point.