A family owned Fairfield company has decided to move a majority of its operations into the city. Harper Brush Works, whose headquarters have been located in Fairfield since 1900, announced the plans late last week as part of its Performance Improvement Program.
CEO Brady Gros says the move is the best way to improve service levels for customers as well as effective distribution of products. Gros says the Fairfield Economic Development Association and the City of Fairfield helped consolidate the distribution operation, which he says will add 25 to 30 jobs.
Fairfield Economic Development Director Tracy Vance says her organization and the Iowa Department of Economic Development are proud to work together to meet the needs of a valuable, long-standing industry in Fairfield.