Pella Corp. to Open Des Moines-area Satellite Office

Window & Door
January 29, 2019

In an effort to attract more talent and ease current employee commutes, Pella Corp. plans to open a satellite office just outside of Des Moines in Johnston, Iowa, this April. December employment statistics revealed Iowa had the lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 2.5 percent, which has made filling open job positions a struggle for many Iowa employers. The company hopes this move might help attract Des Moines-area talent.

According to the Des Moines Register, Pella anticipates the satellite office will help ease the commute for nearly 100 workers who make the couple-hour roundtrip commute from Des Moines to Pella, Iowa, each day. The move also is part of a company-wide effort to make Pella a desirable workplace, Karin Peterson, vice president of human relations, told the Des Moines Register. The digital marketing team and a satellite customer service team will be the primary employees at the new office, but it also could be an option for workers in IT, human resources and other departments.