Ground has already started to move near C&C Machining in Centerville, where officials have announced will soon see a $2 million expansion project by the company.

C&C Manufacturing in Centerville is expanding, the Appanoose Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday.

Their complex will grow by an additional 12 acres adjacent to their current property in the Centerville industrial park. The expansion project totals a $2 million investment and is their third expansion at their Centerville facility.

The project will add a 65,000 square foot building with additional growth opportunity in the future.

“We are really excited for them,” AEDC director Sarah Lind said Wednesday. “This was a battle between us and Ottumwa, and we won. ... We all came together to figure out a good way to keep them here to expand.”

C&C Machining was established in 1994 by brothers Geoff and Gaylon Cowan.

The city of Centerville and Appanoose County Board of Supervisors were credited for collaborating with Appanoose Economic Development Corporation in the project.

The expansion project in Centerville adds to recent investments made by the family-owned company. In 2017, C&C Machining purchased Al-jon’s campus and business in Ottumwa, renaming it C&C Manufacturing and C&C Scrap Products Division. That was a $3.4 million acquisition, officials said then.

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