Clarinda Industry

Clarinda has developed a vibrant industrial base. The one constant behind the success of our local industries is the productivity of the local labor force. Some companies located in Clarinda are:

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

E-Z 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 Corporation
1100 North 1st St.
Clarinda, IA 51632

NSK-AKS Precision Ball Company
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 privately owned 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
Randy Gibbs , Warden
1800 North 16th Street
Clarinda, IA 51632

Clarinda Academy

Clarinda Academy is a residential foster care facility for at-risk and adjudicated boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 18. The Academy employs nearly 200 staff and serves 200 youth from a variety of states. The Clarinda Academy assists young men and women in developing new ways of behaving and thinking while receiving constant feedback from peers and staff. Throughout the student’s stay at the Clarinda Academy, they are challenged to experience success and analyze failures in nearly every area of life.

Clarinda Academy
Reggie St. Romain, Director
1820 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
222 North 1st Street
Clarinda, IA 51632