During the next three years, AGCO will invest $42 million in expanding its Jackson, Minn. manufacturing center. In order to meet growing demand for the tractors and application equipment already being built there, the expansion will focus on infrastructure and increasing production capacity and efficiency.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the side on May 7 to mark the start of the expansion. Eric Fisher, AGO director of operations in Jackson, joined Jackson mayor Wayne Walter at the ceremony.
The three-year project is made up of seven phases affecting all areas of the campus, including component manufacturing, the tractor assembly line and the application equipment assembly line. Once completed, the expansion will create 75 additional permanent jobs at the facility, bringing the total number of employees to more than 1,200. The project will increase production capacity by 25% for both the tractor and sprayer assembly lines.
“This expansion builds on the excitement that began in 2011 when AGCO chose Jackson as the location where high-horsepower wheeled tractors for North America would be built. Continuing to invest here reinforces AGCO’s commitment to bringing our North American customers high-quality tractors and application equipment built how the customer wants them and delivered on time,” said Fisher.
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