SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA, U.S. — Hi Roller Conveyors, a division of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based Ag Growth International (AGI), has relocated to its new production facility. Hi Roller designs and manufactures enclosed belt conveyors.
The 130,000-square-foot structure is now located in the Jansmick Industrial Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S., a few miles from its former location. All manufacturing and office personnel work in the same facility.
The new facility includes a powder coat paint line. It has also installed numerous overhead cranes to facilitate the smooth movement of product through the facility. The outdoor bridge crane used for loading finished product onto trucks can be seen from a great distance.
The layout of individual production cells was based upon lean principles. Subcomponents are staged such that minimal handling is required, the company said. Raw product comes in one end of the building and the finished product comes out the other.
“We are building the same quality product here as we did at the former facility,” said Mike Spillum, sales manager. “However, we are doing it more efficiently. We are definitely much prouder as we host customers. It is also a great facility for our employees – from their workstations to the break room. We owe our success to our employees and this space provides them with an excellent work environment.”