Iowa company purchases Baldwin Filters building

Curbtender Inc. has purchased the building in Gothenburg that once housed Baldwin Filters.

GOTHENBURG — An Iowa-based refuse collection truck manufacturer has purchased the former Baldwin Filters building in Gothenburg, according to county real estate records.

Curbtender Inc. designs and manufactures refuse collection vehicles in Cedar Falls, Iowa, according to the company’s website.

The company manufactures 12 types of collection trucks.

After Baldwin Filters announced its relocation of the facility’s jobs to Kearney, the Gothenburg Improvement Co. purchased the building at the start of this year. The GIC intended to find a business that would be a good fit for the Gothenburg community.

In June, Dawson Area Development began looking for applicants for manufacturing positions. There were seven core positions: equipment assembler, general laborer, machinist, maintenance technician, painter, welder/assembler and welder/mechanic, according to a Lexington Clipper-Herald article in June.

According to Dawson County real estate records, Curbtender purchased the land containing the old Baldwin building on Oct. 2 from the Gothenburg Improvement Co.

GIC President Nate Wyatt said the GIC is under a nondisclosure agreement and he could not comment at this time.

DAD Executive Director Andrea McClintic was also contacted, but she also noted the nondisclosure agreement and could not comment.

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