Digga to expand its building

An Australian manufacturer who has been a cornerstone at Dyersville’s industrial park has recently announced its intentions to expand its building.

Jacque Rahe, executive director at the Dyersville Economic Development Corporation, said while plans are still being finalized, it looks like there will be two phases of the Digga North America expansion effort.

Rahe said one part of the expansion will be to the south of Digga’s existing building, which will encompass approximately 12,500 square feet. The second phase, which will be off to the west, will essentially “mirror” the existing building, which she characterized as a “huge expansion.”

Rahe said the existing building is a little over 43,000 square feet.

The Dyersville City Council unanimously approved a 10-year, 80%tax increment financing (TIF) deal which is not to exceed $350,000 for phase one of the project.

Rahe said Digga has several new products coming out this year, one of which will be specifically manufactured in the Dyersville facility.