Minnesota Company Moving Operation to De Smet

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

An Elko, Minnesota based company, American Engineered Products, announced that they will be moving their manufacturing business to De Smet. They are planning to hire 15 to 20 employees. American Engineered Products, LLC is a leading manufacturer of Telescoping Flagpoles and Slot Machine Bases.

AEP will be moving into an existing building in the industrial park, previously occupied by CMI, Inc. CMI has constructed a larger building to fit their needs in De Smet.

Audrey Saylor, Vice President of Operations for AEP, said, “We wanted to move to a mid-size community in South Dakota that would enable us to significantly reduce our monthly production costs. De Smet proved to have what we were searching for with an available building and a progressive spirited community. It is also an ideal setting to raise our two daughters.”

AEP plans to be in operation in De Smet by November 1st. They are taking employment applications now. Interested applicants may contact Audrey at 952-461-7121 or the Brookings regional South Dakota Department of Labor at 605-688-4350, Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM for more information.

We have enjoyed working with American Engineered Products personnel to make it possible to bring their manufacturing operation to De Smet,” said Rita Anderson, director, De Smet Development Corporation. “They are a very top-notch, innovative business and are going to add greatly to De Smet’s industrial park and our community. We look forward to our joint vision for their company in De Smet becoming a reality.”

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