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Geringhoff Expands St. Cloud, Minnesota, Factory

Farm equipment manufacturer Geringhoff will invest $520,000 and hire 20 new workers with the addition of a second assembly line at its factory in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Geringhoff, which opened its first North American manufacturing facility at the St. Cloud Airport Business Park in 2013, said it will increase production of combine headers for harvesting corn and will begin making a new line of headers for harvesting smaller grains like soybeans and wheat.

As an incentive, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is supporting the expansion with a $169,000 grant from the Job Creation Fund. Geringhoff will receive the grant once it has met its hiring and investment goals.

“Geringhoff is diversifying into a new line of harvesting equipment at a time when U.S. farm production is at or near record levels for corn and soybeans,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “This is a smart investment that will help the company meet growing demand in the agricultural sector.”

Geringhoff, which was founded in 1880 in Ahlen, Germany, employs 34 full-time workers at its St. Cloud facility. The company chose St. Cloud for its first manufacturing plant outside of Europe in 2013 after investigating nine separate regions in North America and visiting more than 40 factory sites, state officials said.

Company officials cited the quality of the local workforce and enthusiastic support of local government officials for their decision to open the $20 million factory in St. Cloud.


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