Urbandale is right in the middle of coast-to-coast I-80 and border-to-border I-35. With new interchanges and infrastructure improvements planned in the upcoming years, this access will only improve. That explains why the community has become a hub for warehouse and distributions operations and logistics professionals.
Van Meter Inc. (VMI) is an employee-owned wholesale distributor of automation, electrical, datacomm, lighting and power transmission products and services. In August of 2013, VMI opened the doors of a new 70,000 square foot distribution facility in Urbandale. With a warehouse expansion in 2017, Van Meter was able to expand their local inventory levels by 40 percent. The new facility, located at 4040 121st Street, has direct access to Interstates 35/80 and is the workplace for over 50 employees. “Employee ownership is the glue that holds Van Meter together… Since every employee has a stake in the outcome, this translates into superior customer service.” – Rob Olney, Regional Vice President