Logistics and Distribution

Logistics in Northwest Iowa

The logistics industry in Northwest Iowa employees more than 3,500 workers. As a percentage of total employment, this represents proportionally more than in the state of Iowa or in the U.S.

The region is also served by Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroads and a regional carrier, B&I Railroad, which runs through Sioux County, connects to UP, BNSF and Canadian National.

Commercial air service is available at the Sioux Falls, S.D. Regional Airport and the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux CIty. There are also several smaller airports in the region including the Rock Rapids Municipal Airport.

Leading transportation and storage companies in Northwest Iowa include:

   Schuster    Heyl Truck Lines    Van Wyk Trucking    Nor-Am Cold Storage
   Midwest Continental    Weinrick Truck Lines    Te Slaa Trucking

Retail companies with major warehousing facilities in the Northwest Iowa region include:

   Staples    HyVee    Wells Dairy