Sioux Steel will soon be manufacturing livestock and horse handling equipment at the Sturgis Industrial Park. The company recently moved and expanded its HiQual Livestock Equipment manufacturing division to Sturgis.
Within three years, HiQual expects to employ 50 welders, assemblers, machine operators, painters, and general laborers.
HiQual moved into a 9,600 sq. ft. building in the Sturgis Industrial Park. The initial staff of five will relocate the welding, assembly, and distribution processes from their Lennox, S.D., operation. In three years, the company will move into a new, larger building on the 9.5 acre site.
“I am proud of the strong heritage and extensive manufacturing capabilities of the Sioux Steel family of companies,” said Scott Rysdon, fourth-generation owner of Sioux Steel, which was founded in 1918. “It is a natural for us to continue to grow our agricultural product line in the Sturgis Industrial Park. We are pleased with the tremendous support provided by the Sturgis Economic Development Corp. in accomplishing this next step in our company’s growth.”
“SEDC is pleased to welcome Sioux Steel and HiQual Livestock Equipment as our newest neighbor in the Sturgis Industrial Park,” said SEDC President Pat Kurtenbach. “The agricultural industry and metals-related manufacturing are important components to our local economy. The local manufacture and distribution of the HiQual livestock product line will benefit our whole region.”
This is the first agricultural manufacturer to locate in the Sturgis Industrial Park. Other metals-related industries in the Park include firearms and motorcycles.
About Sturgis Economic Development Corp (SEDC)
SEDC is a private non-profit economic development agency formed in 1973 to assist new and expanding business and industry in Sturgis and the greater Meade County area.
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