Anthony Minnehan, Owner of Minnehan Metal Works, LLC

AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) announced that Minnehan Metal Works, LLC, of Churdan, is the winner of the organization’s statewide February Small Business of the Month Award. Minnehan Metal Works is an ISU Startup Factory cohort 7 member that is currently in the second half of the 52-week program.

In 1993, Minnehan Metal Works, LLC began as a welding and farm repair shop in a garage in Churdan. Anthony and Tami Minnehan have grown their company over the years, and earned a reputation as a company that could design and build products that solved problems in the agriculture and commercial industries. Their projects have included custom grain pits, trailers, graders, shooting ranges, and heavy-duty lawn furniture. The Minnehans have made this a family business as all of their children, as well as two of Anthony’s siblings are involved.

Fast forward to 2014, the company created a product called MudOx, which helps clients safely pull combines out of a wet field. They wanted to market the product on a larger scale and were not sure how to do this. Through the advice of their financial advisor, they contacted the North Central Iowa SBDC.

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