Jun. 28, 2018
As the first completed products begin to roll off its newly christened production line, the Brandt Group of Companies is happy to announce that their banner is now flying proudly over their state-of-the-art 208,000sq/ft facility in Bloomington, Illinois. Since its acquisition in late 2017, the plant has undergone an extensive refit and has now begun production with Brandt's first 'Made in the USA' product - a 1070HP Swing Away Auger - fresh off the production line and ready to go to work!
"We have been very impressed with the enthusiasm, skills and work ethic displayed by the local workforce and Brandt is proud to be able to deliver on its promise of creating employment for these highly-skilled workers," says Brandt President and CEO, Shaun Semple. "We are currently growing our team in this location and expect employment to reach over 300 people when the plant hits full capacity."
In the future, Brandt will be increasing their productive capacity in Bloomington to include agricultural equipment specifically for the American corn and soybean markets. They expect the overall investment in the facility to approach $25 million over the next five years with the goal of increasing their market share for Brandt Agricultural Products in the booming American market.