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Governor breaks ground for Gage Brothers plant in Sioux Falls


FOR RELEASE: Friday, July 28, 2017
CONTACT: Natalie Likness, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, 605.773.4633


Governor breaks ground for Gage Brothers plant in Sioux Falls


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc. broke ground July 27 for a new $40 million production plant incorporating state-of-the-art technology rarely used in the manufacture of precast concrete in the United States. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, joined by Sioux Falls mayor Mike Huether, Gage Brothers president Tom Kelley, Governor’s Office of Economic Development Commissioner Scott Stern and officials from the Sioux Falls Development Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce, participated in a ceremony at the site of the new facility, 2800 N. Bahnson Avenue, near Interstate 229 in northeast Sioux Falls.


“Gage Brothers has a long tradition of building in South Dakota and our neighboring states. The company’s $40 million investment to create a safer, state-of-the-art production plant will increase productivity and the company’s presence within the U.S. construction industry,” said Gov. Daugaard. “Today’s groundbreaking is particularly meaningful for the Sioux Falls community and the scores of employees who will work in the company’s new facility.”


Gage Brothers has been based at the same West 12th Street location since its founding in 1915, with current operations scattered among 16 buildings on 30 acres. The company will consolidate machinery and employees into a single 210,000 square foot facility spread across 45 acres at the new facility. Consistent business expansion for Gage Brothers, particularly in the company’s insulated systems and thin-brick panels as well as a new line of ARCIS ultra-thin precast panels, has pushed production beyond current capacity.


Once completed, the new plant will increase Gage Brothers’ manufacturing capacity by 60 percent and play a central role in expanding the company’s geographic footprint in the United States. Since 1963, roughly 92 percent of the building projects awarded to Gage Brothers have been located in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.


“Gage Brothers has been an inspiring story of business success in Sioux Falls for over a century,” said Development Foundation chair Steve Statz. “The continued growth of the company and its increased national business will encourage other companies to invest in their futures in Sioux Falls and South Dakota.”


The architect for the new plant is the Sioux Falls office of JLG Architects, with construction management by Fiegen Construction, also of Sioux Falls. Construction is expected to begin this summer, with completion slated for January 2019. Gage Brothers, the Midwest’s premier precast concrete company, registered $40 million in sales last year, and employs 250 at the company’s West 12th Street campus.


For more information, contact Stephanie Pendrys, Gage Brothers, at (605) 336-1180 or spendrys@gagebrothers.com.