Entries by Co-Line Manufacturing


Palm trees? In Iowa? Only metal ones at Co-Line. The Lake Seven-A metal palm trees were installed in early July. These were another one of Rail’s extraordinary ideas.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those in Pella, Marshalltown, and Bondurant affected by the tornadoes, Thursday, July 19. The EF3 tornado that hit Marshalltown was especially devastating — little left standing in its wake. One thing stood untouched, one of the town’s Goalsetter hoops. It’s quality craftsmanship withstood the 144 mph […]


Close to 1,000 bicyclists riding the RAGBRAI® “century loop” stopped by Co-Line Thursday, July 26, for a restroom break and free bottle of water. Over 700 bottles were handed out. Bikers also had the opportunity for a photo by the palm trees. One of Co-Line’s own joined the RAGBRAI riders for a day. Joel Schmidt, […]


Co-Line helped design, manufacture, and install new signage for the Lynnville-Sully School District in July. According to L-S Superintendent Shane Ehresman, signage on or around the boundaries of Lynnville-Sully School District has been on the school’s want list for several years. Just in time for more than 10,000 RAGBRAI riders to pedal into the district, […]


The Second Annual Motor Mania contest was held June 15. Employees had the opportunity to show off their sweet rides, from vintage cars to tractors to motorcycles. You can still see the tire marks in the parking lot from the burnout contest — Jake McElroy was burnout winner. In second place was Jason Teft. Ironically, […]

Team Co-Line participates in Take Away Hunger Event

On Mar. 24, Roger Van Hal, Ryan Johnson, Chris Tice, Jason Allbee, Cory Tice, and their families geared up to package 1,728 meals in less than an hour at Lynnville Friends Church. Team Co-Line was part of eight groups that packaged nearly 15,000 meals that morning for the Jasper County Take Away Hunger event. This […]

Hawaiian Shirt Day

On Hawaiian shirt day, numerous Co-Liners showed their true colors and pretended, only for a while, that it was sunny, 80 degrees, and that Lake Seven-A was a tropical beach, not a frozen pond. Winners for best shirt won a pair of pineapples and Co-Line coins. SOUTH BUILDING WINNER The winner by popular vote was […]

Valentine’s Day at Co-Line

     This Valentine’s Day, it paid to be dating or married to a Co-Liner. Co-Liners shelled out the big bucks for their loved ones (or maybe it was all for themselves — we’ll never know). Seventy-seven employees participated in ordering a range of gifts made available by the company. Cranberry Stone Cupcakes: 270 cupcakes Van […]

Students visit Co-Line

Indian Hills Welding Class tours Co-Line Indian Hills brought their welding class of high school seniors for a tour of Co-Line on Jan. 18.  The 14 students and two instructors toured the north building with Eric Leonard and were wowed by the big stamping presses. They learned about the application and interviewing process at Co-Line […]