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Agile Manufacturing Expanding to Worthing, S.D., Approved for Two Loans

Thursday, October 10, 2013

PIERRE, S.D. – Agile Manufacturing, LLC, a manufacturer of material handling equipment for agricultural and industrial applications based in Granite, Iowa announced today that it will be expanding its operations to the Worthing, S.D. area. The expansion will create 10 jobs in the Worthing area, with the potential of additional jobs in the near future.

“I am pleased Agile Manufacturing, LLC is expanding in South Dakota,” Gov. Dennis Daugaard said. “The company’s decision to expand into the Worthing area is just the latest example of how South Dakota’s premier business climate is enticing companies to expand their business in our state.”

“Both my wife and I were born and raised in South Dakota,” said Michael Feilmeier, owner of Agile Manufacturing, LLC. “Our decision to expand into South Dakota has been a year and a half in the making, with additional investments being made to our Iowa facility as well. These investments will enable our employees to do more while also improving their work environment. Our success has been driven by the quality of our products. This success is a direct reflection of our employees’ commitment to quality and our commitment to them.”  

“We welcome Agile Manufacturing, LLC to our region and are confident their expansion into South Dakota will result in growth for the company,” said Nick Fosheim, executive director for the Lincoln County Economic Development Association. “This expansion will have a positive impact not only on Worthing but the surrounding communities as well.”

The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development provided low interest financing to assist with the company’s expansion to South Dakota.

Agile Manufacturing produces material handling equipment for agricultural and industrial applications within two product lines—Miller Loaders and GrabTec—manufactured just outside Sioux Falls, S.D. in Granite, Iowa. The Miller Loader line goes back more than 40 years with a reputation for value. GrabTec products continue that tradition of better design, quality built and purpose-optimized products. Visit www.millerloader.com and www.grabtec.com for more information.

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