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Brown Med Expanding

Spirit Lake, IA (KICD)–A Spirit Lake company is expanding their facility by 51,000 square feet.

Brown Med President and CEO Ivan Brown tells KICD News they are currently on track to wrap up construction this September.

Brown says once the space is filled out they expect a dramatic increased in employment from their current level of 66 to right around 200 over the next decade.

The USDA recently loaned Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative $1 million, which ILEC then made available to Brown Med for this $2.5 million project.

Brown Med was started by Dr. Ivan Brown Sr. in Hartley in 1965 and moved Spirit Lake in August of 1997. The portfolio of products they manufacture stands at 110.