The One-Stop Shop to Help Your Business Reach Better, Faster, Farther.
Built on the pillars of innovation, reliability and efficiency, Des Moines Industrial’s mission is to provide all-in-one storage and shipping options that ultimately generate more opportunities for your business.
Founded in 2019, we’re revolutionizing supply chains with cutting-edge logistics solutions, convenient transloading connections and streamlined distribution that reduces costs and carbon footprints.
Meet the DSMI Team.
Paul Cownie has been a developer, manager and investor in multiple mixed-use, historical renovations, new construction and agricultural real estate projects in central Iowa over the past decade. From 2010 to 2016, Paul served as chairman and CEO of Southern Plains Resources, an energy exploration and production company focused on North American oil and gas resources. During this time, he also served as an independent director of Dakota Plains Holding Corporation, an energy rail logistics company publicly traded on the NYSE. Paul then spent two years as an independent Director of Progressive Rail, a North American short-line rail and logistics company, before co-founding Des Moines Industrial in 2019.
President, COO, Director
Gabe Claypool has been a developer, operator and owner in the railroad logistics industry for over a decade. Between 2011 and 2017, Gabe served as President, COO and board member of Dakota Plains Holding Corporation, a publicly traded company on the NYSE focused on the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota. During this time, Gabe successfully managed over $80 million in CAPEX projects, 50+ employees and the safe transloading of over 100,000 rail cars. Gabe co-founded Cedar Midstream, which sold its Cushing, OK, crude oil storage project in 2016. Prior to co-founding Des Moines Industrial in 2019, Gabe developed Oklahoma-based oil field logistics solutions, including a rail terminal and water infrastructure.