Gov. Terry Branstad stopped by the Wells Manufacturing plant Thursday morning.
Branstad was in office when the business opened in the mid-1980s, and he came back to the facility for the first time in several years for a tour to see how they are operating today.
Wells Manufacturing is a 200,000 sq. ft. distribution complex featuring its own proprietary packaging lines and has more than 33,000 auto parts in stock.
The governor says he's impressed with the company's stability and the number of car parts you might not be able to find anywhere else.
â??It's really great to be back in Centerville and visit Wells Manufacturing," Gov. Branstad said. "Back in 1985 they came here and I was governor at that time working out recruiting them, and so I'm pleased to see their growth and stability they've had here in Centerville.â??
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds added that sheâ??s impressed with how the company has nearly 190 employees with a predominantly female work force.