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Showplace Wood Products Breaks Ground For $10 million Expansion

Friday, May 15, 2015


From left: Julie Burke Bowen, Mayor of Harrisburg; Adrienne McKewon, Harrisburg Economic Development Corporation; Jim Schmidt, Lincoln County Commission; Paul Sova, President, Showplace; Governor Dennis Daugaard, Tony Bour, Showplace; GOED Commissioner Pat Costello; Jenni White, LCEDA President; Nicke Fosheim, LCEDA Executive Director.

HARRISBURG, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and local dignitaries broke ground today for a $10 million expansion by Showplace Wood Products on the company’s Harrisburg campus just four miles south of Sioux Falls.

Employee-owned Showplace Wood Products, Inc., manufactures fine all-wood cabinetry for the home, sold through more than 600 independent kitchen and bath dealers in all 50 states and parts of Canada. Every cabinet is made-to-order to fit the individual homeowner's specific style and space requirements. Showplace is among the largest American-made cabinet manufacturers.

The new project, the company’s sixth major expansion, will place a 60,000 square foot, stand-alone manufacturing plant outfitted with new state-of-the-art equipment at the south end of the Showplace Wood Products campus. Designed to complement the existing Harrisburg plant, the new facility will be dedicated to the manufacture of a different type of cabinet, known in the industry as full-access or frameless cabinetry. This style is popular in many parts of the country and adding the new style will enable Showplace to grow its markets and provide dealers with a new product line.

“Showplace Wood Products is a perfect example of an international company with its roots firmly planted in South Dakota,” said Gov. Daugaard. “The employee ownership and consistent growth of Showplace have made the company and its quality products known throughout the country and the cabinet industry.”

The new plant is expected to be completed this fall, with cabinet construction set to begin in December. This production facility brings the company’s total manufacturing space to 305,330 square feet.

“Our employee-owners have been deeply involved in getting us to this stage,” said Paul Sova, president and chief operating officer at Showplace. “Creating entirely new product lines and building a brand new manufacturing facility provide our team with opportunities for personal growth and professional advancement.”

Showplace has 481 employees with two manufacturing facilities, one in Harrisburg and another in Beresford, S.D. The company also owns and operates five retail showrooms, Showplace Kitchens, in Harrisburg and Sioux Falls, S.D.; Urbandale, Iowa; Parker, Colo., and Fargo, N.D.

For more information, contact Scott Korsten, Showplace marketing director, at 605.743.5255 or go to www.ShowplaceWood.com.

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