New Midwest plant will add to increased production of drainage products
By Drainage Contractor
By Drainage Contractor
In response to the 2011 growing season’s overwhelming demand for agricultural drainage products, Willmar, Minnesota-based Prinsco Inc. has announced its plans to open a new manufacturing plant in the Fargo-Moorehead area of Minnesota. The company plans to have the plant operational in January 2012, with two production lines and plans for a third by the end of that year. These additions, along with upgrades at other facilities, mean a vast increase in single-wall tile production.
All signs point to an increase in demand, according to company representatives. “2011 is shaping up to be a remarkable year, coming right on the heels of 2010’s record-breaking season. I could not have predicted this kind of sustained growth,” says Kent Rodelius, sales manager for Prinsco Agriculture. “Prinsco has done everything possible to expand our infrastructure and make the investments needed to meet this additional demand as quickly as possible.”
The Fargo-Moorehead plant is Prinsco’s second new manufacturing facility in 12 months. In February of 2011, they started operations at their new Beresford, South Dakota, plant, which is also slated to add a third production line by October of this year. Prinsco has completed key upgrades that will improve efficiency at all of its Midwestern plants.
“There are always growing pains when you expand quickly, but we are committed to meeting the needs of our loyal customers. As they embrace the benefits of strategic water management, we want to continue being their provider of choice. For that reason, our approach to growth has been cautious and strategic, yet aggressive,” adds Jeremy Duininck, Prinsco’s vice president of operations. “Our investments are focused, not only on facilities and equipment, but on the staff support needed for quality control, safety and efficiency. We need to grow without sacrificing the high standards and values that are important to us.”
“This is an exciting time,” comments Jamie Duininck, Prinsco’s vice president of sales. “As we’ve been expanding our facilities, we’ve also been expanding our product line. Most recently we introduced Ecoflo 100, an industry first. It’s a recycled, dual-wall pipe with an unprecedented 100-year service life. It’s a green-friendly product that will help farmers increase the performance of their critical drainage mains, and also help engineers and contractors feel comfortable using eco-friendly pipe in the commercial storm water and detention projects. We’re really growing right now, in more ways than one.”