Grimes, IA-based Ryko Solutions Inc. has made more than $3 million in factory improvements to its parts-fabrication department to meet unprecedented growth. After enjoying 22 percent revenue growth in 2012, Ryko has continued the upswing with first quarter sales up 17 percent and car wash machine orders up 21 percent year-to-date through April. These figures do not include sales from MacNeil Car Wash Systems, which was acquired by Ryko in April.

"Our priority in adopting new technology is to rapidly scale our production facilities to accommodate the increased demand we are seeing for our Ryko products as well as the related parts required for Ryko roll-over and MacNeil conveyor systems," said Steven A. L’Heureux, Ryko’s CEO. "A key benefit of our investment has been the opportunity to support MacNeil’s production facility in Barrie, Canada by manufacturing parts for their line of conveyor products thus improving product quality and providing faster delivery of spare parts to our MacNeil distributors and customers."

"By stocking MacNeil parts in Ryko’s 250,000-square-foot factory in Iowa, customers will experience significantly improved uptime and enhanced profitability because of faster parts delivery," L’Heureux added.