“In order to provide our customers with the best service and for us to extend our delivery service north, an additional manufacturing facility was needed. We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to supporting the growth of the northern Great Plains and the community of Hartford,” she said.
South Dakota’s central location, solid business climate and availability of skilled workers made Hartford an ideal location. The state of South Dakota also will provide workforce development funds to help train new employees at the Hartford facility.
With the land purchase agreement signed, officials in Hartford are ready to welcome the new company, which is scheduled to be operational in early 2013.
“On behalf of the City of Hartford, I would like to welcome Central States Manufacturing to our community, and we thank them for selecting our city,” said Hartford Mayor Paul Zimmer.
Zimmer said this was a real team effort, citing a partnership among the company, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Hartford Area Economic Development Corporation, and the City of Hartford.