09/03/2014

AGI and Union Iron Announce New Production Facility

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Ag Growth International (AGI) is pleased to announce the construction of a new production facility in Decatur, IL for their Union Iron division. The 135,000 square foot building located on the north east side of town will replace the two existing manufacturing sites and unite all production and office personnel under one roof.

“We are very pleased about the opportunity to have all of the Union Iron operations contained within one facility. This will enhance the effectiveness and productivity of our operations and improve the service levels we provide to our customers,” said Gary Anderson, President and CEO of AGI. “The team at Union Iron has done an excellent job of keeping up with the growth in our domestic and international business; this new facility will allow us to continue to grow and improve the Union Iron product line.”

The property has been acquired and initial grading of the site began in August. The new facility is expected to be completed by April of 2015 and will create 25 new full-time jobs.

“Illinois has been home to Union Iron for more than 160 years,” Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois commented. “This expansion will mean even more jobs and economic growth for a company that has evolved with our state’s agricultural and industrial markets. With our highly skilled workforce and easy access to the rest of the world, there is no better place for Union Iron to grow and thrive.”

During the planning and approval process AGI worked in close cooperation with Illinois state and local authorities to secure this economic development.

“We appreciate the efforts of the State of Illinois for their support of the project. On behalf of the entire Union Iron team, we want to thank AGI’s Board of Directors for providing this opportunity. We will realize significant improvements in efficiency and overall operational capacity and this will be instrumental in satisfying the growing needs of our customers” added Union Iron General Manager, Mike Brotherton.

About Ag Growth International

Ag Growth International (AGI) is a leading manufacturer of portable and stationary grain handling, storage and conditioning equipment, including augers, belt conveyors, grain storage bins, grain handling accessories, grain aeration equipment and grain drying systems. AGI has eleven manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Finland, and distributes its products globally.

For more information about Ag Growth International, please visit www.aggrowth.com

About Union Iron

Founded in 1852, Union Iron produces commercial grain handling equipment and systems including bucket elevators, drag conveyors, structural towers and temporary grain storage systems.

For more information regarding Union Iron, please visit www.unionironworks.com

For further information, please contact:

Mike Brotherton
General Manager
Union Iron
(217) 429-5149
mbrotherton@unioniron.com