Manufacturer MetalQuest expanding to Kootenai County

Idaho Business Review By: Alx Stevens January 13, 2021

Post Falls is about to see a brand new building and more manufacturing jobs.

MetalQuest Unlimited, a machine manufacturing business, is expanding its Nebraska-based operations to Kootenai County, just outside of Post Falls. MetalQuest Unlimited hopes to complete the new building by early 2022 at the latest and — to start — bring about 25 new jobs to the area; it is already posting for a computer numerical control machinist/programmer and CNC operator.

“We are delighted with MetalQuest Unlimited’s decision to choose the City of Post Falls as home for their new site,” Mayor Ronald Jacobson said in a press release.They have a reputation as a high-quality company known for their innovation and exceptional level of service. They not only excel in customer service, but also in creating high quality jobs for the citizens of Post Falls.”

Why Kootenai County?

Jacobson also expressed his appreciation for the collaborative effort to bring MetalQuest to the Post Falls area, namely with the Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation and Scott Harms, founder and president of MetalQuest Unlimited.

Scott Harms

Harms also looks forward to continuing working with city and county leadership, and he said their instrumental assistance was a major part of sealing the deal. The second major part, he said, was the area’s “great population growth.”

“It (was), ‘Wow this place is really special,’” Harms said. “It’s an area people want to live in, which is important.”

Harms first visited the area and began working with members of the Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation a year ago, “who were absolutely wonderful.” This was just before COVID-19 “threw a wr