Major employers

Clarinda has developed a vibrant and diversified employment base. The one constant behind the success of our local businesses and industries is the productivity of the local labor force. The following is a listing of Clarinda’s major employers.

Lisle Corporation

Since 1903, this family owned business has called Clarinda home. The 250 employees of Lisle Corporation produce automotive specialty tools and OEM parts for the aerospace, automotive, equipment and machinery industries. President Fred Lisle relates his feelings about Lisle employees, “Lisle Corporation has greatly benefited from the excellent work force here in Clarinda. The work ethic and educational level of the Clarinda area citizens provide an outstanding employee base which is so vital to a growing business.”

Lisle Corporation
Mary Landhuis, President
807 East Main Street
Clarinda, IA 51632
712- 542-5101

EZ Way Inc.

Manufacturer & Distributor of EZ Products

EZ Way is a family-owned company with manufacturing operations headquartered in Clarinda, Iowa. Since 1994 EZ Way has had one mission: develop, market and service the highest quality and most functional patient transferring equipment in the industry. EZ Way was moved to Clarinda in 2003 by Lisle Corporation and has experienced tremendous growth since that time.

EZ Way Inc.
P.O. Box 89
Clarinda, IA 51632

NSK Corporation and NSK-AKS

NSK (a Japanese owned ball bearing manufacturer) first located in Clarinda in 1975. Since then, NSK has expanded its Clarinda operation 16 times. In 1988, NSK formed a joint venture with AKS (a Japanese steel ball manufacturer) to produce steel balls. Today, more than 500 employees work for these two international businesses. According to Charlie Richardson, former NSK-AKS Plant Manager, “The Clarinda plant has been very successful over the last 20 years. We are always looking for new and better ways to do business. This is possible because of the great team members we have. The City of Clarinda and Iowa Western Community College have been very cooperative during all of our expansion projects. NSK-AKS and the community of Clarinda are truly partners.”

NSK-AKS Precision Ball Company
Shayne Rollins
1100 North 1st Street
Clarinda, IA 51632

Clarinda Correctional Facility

Originally known as the Clarinda Mental Health Institute, has evolved into a multi- functional state facility that now includes a correctional facility that share many services with the former Clarinda Academy. A 750 bed medium security prison was opened on the campus in 1996. Clarinda was awarded this facility by the State of Iowa in a highly competitive bidding process because of the hard work and cooperation of the community leaders and the staff.

Clarinda Correctional Facility
Stephen Weis, Warden
1800 North 16th Street
Clarinda, IA 51632

H & H Trailers by Novae

H&H Trailers, LLC manufacturers a wide variety of trailers for recreational and industrial needs. Recently purchased by Novae Corporation, H&H employees over 190 individuals who help manufacture and distribute open and enclosed trailers to a network of over 100 dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Selection ranges from 5′ x 8′ utility trailers up to 40′ steel Hi-deck trailers, 5′ x 8′ golf car trailers up to 8.5′ x 24′ aluminum flatbeds and tiltbed models, and smooth-skin side cargo trailers ranging from 5′ x 8′ to 101” x 30′.

H&H Trailers, LLC
Troy Hanni
222 North 1st Street
Clarinda, IA 51632

Clarinda Regional Health Center

CRHC takes a great  deal of pride in the facilities and equipment we invest in to empower our staff to deliver the best care to patients. Through our hospital in Clarinda, and clinics in Clarinda and Villisca, CRHC provides inpatient, outpatient and emergency care to central and eastern Page and western and central Taylor counties, portions of Montgomery and Adams counties in Iowa, as well as several communities in NW Missouri. The hospital also provides regional Emergency Medical Services throughout our service area, and hosts LifeNet air-ambulance on its campus in Clarinda.

CRHC is a not-for-profit, municipal hospital. The hospital is governed by a five member, publicly-elected Board of Trustees. The hospital receives no direct funding from taxes from the City of Clarinda, but rather supports itself through efficient management of resources. Our hospital is a designated by Medicare as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) which means it receives reimbursement from Medicare based on the cost of delivering services to Medicare beneficiaries.

Clarinda Regional Health Center
Chuck Nordyke, Chief Executive Officer
220 Essie Davison Drive
Clarinda, IA 51632

Clarinda Community Public Schools

Our mission is to educate all students to succeed by ensuring quality leadership, curriculum, and instruction. The Clarinda Community School District is a leader in education by fostering high standards and expectations through rigorous academics, meaningful learning opportunities, and engaging student activities.

Clarinda Community School
Jeff Privia, Superintendent
423 East Nodaway
Clarinda, IA 51632