With 178,000ft² under roof on 24 acres, we are equipped for any sized project.
Over 35 Cranes including three 50 ton overheads
full machine shop
large ban saws, press breaks, and shears
20’x75’ steel shot blast booth
25’x100’ paint booth
CNC table capable of cutting 5” thick steel
Full service screen wire finishing facility with large inventory
James W. (Jimmy) Bell founded James W Bell Co., Inc. in 1923 from an office next door to Howard Hall, founder of what was known at the time as Iowa Manufacturing Co., which had also recently begun doing business. Jimmy Bell traveled throughout Iowa selling Iowa Manufacturing’s crushing equipment as its first sales representative. When Jimmy Bell set up his business in 1923, road building was still in its infancy. Most roads were built with horse-drawn scrapers and paved with crushed stone. As more sophisticated construction methods were conceived, the construction equipment industry developed the machines and tools required to handle the ever-changing demands.
JW Bell continues its legacy of parts, sales, service, and manufacturing with an exciting new outlook.
In the early 1990’s the company began modifying crushing plants, adding cross conveyors, blending gates, taking requests from customers, and even building a few portable plants from scratch. 1997 marked the beginning of JWB Manufacturing with a new facility in Cedar Rapids dedicated to building custom crushing plants.
2014 marked a number of changes for the company when long-time employee Scott Cummings purchased the business. The two Cedar Rapids locations were consolidated into the new 178,000 ft² facility, bringing the manufacturing and sales teams together. With the new facility and ownership, James W Bell Co., Inc. became JW Bell LLC. The company continues to broaden its horizons even more and began reworking heavy equipment of all types with blasting and painting as well.
Meet The Team
Since 1923 JW Bell has been a leader in aggregate processing equipment. As a dealer, manufacturer, and service center we work directly with producers to provide the best equipment available to maximize productivity.