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A.Y.M., Inc.Contact:   
Dave Schoenberger, Plant Manager
Hwy 5 South
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-7841


A.Y.M. Inc. is a division of A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co.

The first location was opened in 1989 in Albia, Iowa. This plant produces various products for the waterworks and high pressure gas industries. An addition was completed in 1994.



Product: produces various products for waterworks and high-pressure gas industries.
Year Located: 1989
Expansions: 1994, 2015
Number of Employees: 105
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $15,350,000

Advantage Real EstateContact:   
25 South Clinton
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641.932.7129



Ajinomoto Food Ingredients, LLCContact:   
Lee Johns, Facilities Manager
1 Ajinomoto Drive
Eddyville, IA 52553
Phone: (641) 969-4561


Ajinomoto North America, Inc.

Products: Mono Sodium Glutamate, TECUS (R&D Center)
Year Located: MSG 1993; TECUS 1999
Expansions: MSG 1996, 1997, 2006; TECUS 2006
Number of Employees: 75
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $80,500,000

Ajinomoto Heartland, IncContact:   
Lee Johns, Facilities Manager
1 Heartland Drive
Eddyville, IA 52553
Phone: (641) 969-4551


Products / Plants: Feed Grade Lysine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Aji Pro - L
Year Located: Lysine 1986; Threonine 2001
Expansions: Lysine 1989, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2004
Threonine 2003, 2006, 2013
Tryptophan 2016
Number of Employees: 116
Union: No
Announced Total Capital Investment Since 1985: $272,000,000

Albia Chamber of CommerceContact:    
Deborah Morgan
18 South Main Street
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-5108


The Albia Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary non-profit organization of the business community advancing the interests of businesses, industries, services and professional firms in the Albia, Iowa area. Most importantly, the chamber is people just like you who realize that through the chamber they can accomplish collectively what one of them can not do individually. The strength of the Chamber lies in attracting the greatest number of members and creating a united pool or resources from which to draw ideas, energy and finance. Ultimately the Albia Area Chamber of Commerce is Business helping Business. The Mission of the Albia Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote and develop the commerce and character of the Albia area, through a cooperative network of leadership and involvement of businesses, industries and the community.

Albia City HallContact:    
Linda Heller, City Clerk
120 South A Street
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641.932.2129


Richard Clark, Mayor

Albia Community High SchoolContact:   
Linda Hoskins - ACHS Principal
503 B Avenue East
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641 932-2161 x102
Fax: 641 932-5192

Albia Community High School is a progressive school that works diligently to provide a culture for learning that fully prepares our students for their future beyond high school. We believe we need to “stretch” all of our students by engaging them in meaningful, relevant, and applied learning experiences so they are prepared for the demands of the 21st century. (The workplace today has high standards and many students from ACHS seek post-secondary education.) We have high expectations for students and believe we should challenge all students with a rigorous core curriculum as well as career/technical experiences. ACHS is a student-centered school; our “main goal” is to develop our students into life-long learners who acquire “habits of the mind.” Staff, students, parents, and the greater community collaborate to ensure we are serving our students well. In sum, ACHS is a “work in progress” and we understand Rigor, Relevance, & Relationships are key elements for redesigning our school to meet the needs of our learners.

Albia Fire DepartmentContact:   
Fire Chief: Mike Gray
P.O. Box 1
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641-799-8867


The AFD has 25 volunteer members and covers 175 square miles of territory including the City of Albia and nearly half of Monroe County. The department averages 150 calls per year including grass, vehicle and structure fires along with responding to vehicle accidents.

Apparatus inlcude: 1974 - 85' snorkel / pumper, 2007 pumper / tanker, 1999 pumper / tanker, 1986 pumper / tanker, 1974 tanker, 2001 quick attack brush truck, 2005 rescue truck w/ extracation, rescue boat and portable generator / light plant.

Albia Golf & Country ClubContact:  
Country Club Lane
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (641) 932-5002


The 9-hole "Albia" course at the Albia Country Club facility in Albia, Iowa features 3,230 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36 . The course rating is 35.0 and it has a slope rating of 118. Albia golf course opened in 1920. Jim Campbell manages the course as the General Manager.

Albia Housing AgencyContact:  
Marty Ryan, Executive Director
120 South A Street
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641-932-7859



Albia Junior High SchoolContact:    
Linda Hoskins - ACHS Principal
505 C Avenue East
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641 932-2161 x200
Fax: 641 932-5192

Albia Junior High School offers a wide range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to enhance their educational experience as well as prepare them for high school and beyond. Many different activities, clubs, and organizations ranging from athletics to drama, vocal, instrumental, student council, and art club, as well as others are currently active.

Albia NewspapersContact:    
Dave Paxton - Publisher
109 Benton Avenue East
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641-932-7121
Fax: 641-932-2822


Albia Parks BoardContact:   
Deanna Beaird, Chair
120 South A Street
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641.932.2129



Albia Police DepartmentContact:    
Police Chief: Jay Andrews
103 2nd Avenue West
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641-932-7815


Emergency Number: 911

Albia WaterworksContact:   
120 South A Street
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: 641.932.2911



Alliant Energy - natural gas 
Phone: 800.255.4268


Natural Gas

Area 15 Regional Planning CommissionContact:   
Chris Bowers
224 East Second Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641.684.6551
Fax: 641.684.4894

Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

The Area 15 Regional Planning Commission (RPC) began operation in July 1974 as the Council of Governments (COG) organization serving the local jurisdictions our six county neighborhood of Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren, and Wapello Counties in southern Iowa.

The Area 15 RPC exists to promote the general welfare, convenience, safety and prosperity of its regional neighborhood. These activities are approached on a cooperative basis and provide local governments with coordination of service delivery, planning, advocacy, technical assistance and project development in such areas as community development, economic development, transportation, housing, land use and natural resources.

The Area 15 RPC provides a variety and diversity of planning, technical, and administrative assistance to its member governments. Services provide by Area 15 RPC cover four broad categories: Economic Development, Community Development, and Transportation Planning.