Keokuk, IA – One Keokuk-based business has been honored for keeping its operations in the city. Even though Metso Minerals closed last October, work is still being done at its plant in Keokuk. Morse Rubber LLC purchased Metso's rubber production line and has been in service for more than 3 months. President Pat Boyd says the company has received more local assistance than loans and tax abatements. The company received certificates of appreciation from the city and economic development leaders for its local investment. Morse Rubber employs 24 people. Boyd says the company hopes to expand in the near future.