DICA nominated for manufacturing award

By Tracy Bennett05 October 2018

DICA was recently nominated as Exporter of the Year by Midwest Partnerships as part of the Legends in Manufacturing event presented by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Midwest Partnership’s is an economic development corporation serving Adair, Audubon, Greene and Guthrie counties in West Central Iowa.


Carolyn and Dick Koberg at the Legends in Manufacturing event hosted by Iowa Association of Business and Industry.

Nominees for the Manufacturing Export Award were presented for being stewards of global business activities. “DICA’s Made in the USA line of outrigger pads and crane pads are used in over 40 countries and on six continents and the company has distribution in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East,” stated Midwest Partnership in their nomination of the company.

Initially a supplier of fiberglass utility bodies, aerial buckets, small excavating equipment, and electrical inverters, DICA developed its first engineered outrigger pad in 1988. “They’ve led the way in outrigger pad product innovation ever since,” said Midwest Partnership.

“It was an honor to be nominated for this award. While we were recognized for our export activities, we are equally committed to plan for future job growth and economic development here in Central Iowa,” said Dick Koberg, DICA founder.

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