Gooseneck Implement in new home
Gooseneck Implement has moved into its new location.
After a couple months of packaging and storing parts in Vidmar bins, Goosenck employees moved last week to the new site on the eastern side of Rugby. On Monday, Gooseneck held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Rugby Chamber of Commerce.
According to Manager Andrew Arnston, the goal was to have shops on location, and in the same building.
“We were limited by the size of our lot at our previous location,” Arnston said. “We started looking at different possibilities pretty hard about four years ago and purchased the land that we are currently on about then.”
Arnston said that at the old location, a couple employees had to work in the upstairs conference room due to a lack of office space. The new building has office space, along with a shop with room for more technicians.
Arnston said construction began with dirt being moved in fall 2014 and the building itself being finished this month.
“So it was just about a two-year project on the site and the build went well,” Arnston said. “The contractors all did a great job.”
Arnston said the Rugby location may look for more on-site employees, including technicians and others depending on workload. Arnston also said a couple members of the John Deere Tech program at N.D. State College of Sciences in Wahpeton will work with Gooseneck in the future.
A grand opening has been slated for the later this fall, around the same time Gooseneck holds its customer appreciation supper.
“I would just like to thank the employees for the hard work in making the move to the new location, and our customers who are supportive of our business,” Arnston said.
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