Agriland FS, Inc., headquartered in Winterset, has announced plans for a major expansion at its corporate location. Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg and members of the Madison County Development Group were on hand as General Manager John Knobloch unveiled their project on Tuesday.

Expansion plans

Phase One of the project will be to construct a 10,000-square foot facility, identical in footprint, adjacent to the north of the current corporate office located at 421 N. 10th St. in Winterset. The parking lot directly in front of the offices would then be moved north, for use by the new structure. This phase is scheduled for completion by the spring of 2020.

Phase Two, to be undertaken within the next two years, will be the construction of a training and development center, located to the east of the new building of phase one. The size of the facility will be approximately 15,000 square feet, pending the architectural design.

Knobloch noted that within the next week or so, citizens may  see a gravel pile mounting by the retail office, for the additional construction of a new shop and chemical distribution facility.

Construction of the projects will be undertaken by Newcastle Enterprises, locally owned by Dan Bush. Knobloch said he is thrilled to work with such a quality contractor.

Solid growth

Agriland has a constant investment in the Winterset community and continues to experience solid operational growth. Over the next 10 years, this proposed expansion will include more than 20,000 square feet of professional office, warehouse and shop space. This will require more than 40 additional employees in Winterset to handle Agriland’s growing business.

Locally, the jobs created by the expansion will be in the corporate sector. The new 10,000-square foot facility will house accounting, procurement and business administration.

Agriland is continually hiring for teams in the field, agronomist, sales force, truck drivers who can drive big equipment and delivery drivers. Committed to offering an attractive benefits program, employees are also offered a well funded pension program.

Winterset is a constantly growing and expanding community and Agriland is proud to make it their long time home, according to Knobloch.

Managing editor at the Madisonian.