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Lt. Gov. Matt Michels Helps Cut the Ribbon at Metal-sorting Facility in Beresford

Friday, June 17, 2016

BERESFORD, S.D. – It’s been almost a year since Dakota Metals, a nonferrous and precious metals sorting company, broke ground on its new 39,000-square-foot facility in Beresford, S.D. Today, with the help of South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, the company cut the ribbon as the facility is officially open for business.

“Innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and livability—those are the things that make South Dakota home to some of the most creative and successful companies out there,” said Lt. Gov. Michels. “Dakota Metals is no exception. We take pride in our commitment to entrepreneurs, which is why South Dakota is ranked as one of the top states for entrepreneurship and small business. Dakota Metals and founder John Grosenheider fit right in. On behalf of the state of South Dakota, I’d like to welcome and congratulate Dakota Metals and the city of Beresford.”

Dakota Metals uses a proprietary sorting system that it purchased from a company in the Netherlands called “Liquisort.” This system sorts various types of precious metals and fine nonferrous metals. Only recently has it made its way to the United States after being introduced in Europe and Canada.

“Calling South Dakota our ‘business-home’ is the right decision because the tax incentives, business climate and access to state and local leadership are a package deal you won’t find anywhere else. The guidance and leadership we’ve experienced as a company has been paramount, and we’re excited to see our company grow and prosper,” said John Grosenheider, founder and president of Dakota Metals.

Dakota Metals utilized the Reinvestment Payment Program through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to offset state sales and use tax on its new equipment. The city of Beresford was also approved for a Local Infrastructure Improvement Grant to help construct a new road in the development park. Not only will it provide additional access for Dakota Metals, but it also opens up industrial land for further development.

“This new, innovative technology is huge for Beresford,” said Mayor Jim Fedderson. “It’s been a pleasure to work with a company that’s so progressive, and our partnership with the state means this project isn’t just a win for our community, it’s a win for our region and South Dakota as a whole.”

For more information on Dakota Metals and the positions that are currently open, visit www.dakotametals.com/careers.html.

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Photo: With friends, family and community supporters by his side, John Grosenheider (center), founder of Dakota Metals, cut the ribbon today in Beresford at the company's newly constructed metal-sorting facility. Grosenheider was joined by his wife, Barb (left), Mayor Jim Fedderson, Beresford (far left) and South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels (right).

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