South Dakota barn kit maker moving to Nebraska
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A barn kit manufacturing company in South Dakota plans to move to eastern Nebraska, bringing at least a dozen jobs with it.
Legacy Post & Beam, of Elk Point, announced the move on Monday, The Fremont Tribune reported. The company makes kits for barns, houses, pavilions, sheds and other structures.
The company’s new 13,000-square-foot facility is under construction and located in Fremont, which is about 30 miles northwest of Omaha.
“The move to Fremont will provide synergies in adding talented staff to our team, as well as within our supply chain to help us deliver the level of satisfaction our customers have come to expect,” said Legacy Chief Operating Officer Tim Norris.
The facility includes covered wood storage space for increased inventory, which will allow for faster production time. Norris said the company also is planning to carry more specialty items such as mantels, live edge beams, and custom furniture pieces.
Legacy General Manager Brian Wiese said the move was necessary because of the company’s growth over the last few years.
“As our reputation for excellence has spread and demand for post and beam construction has risen, we have been fortunate to experience significant growth,” Wiese said. “Our new office and manufacturing space offers a more efficient layout for post and beam construction. We also have ample room for continued growth, which was important to us as we poised ourselves for the future.”
The company said construction on the facility is expected to be completed by the spring.
Information from: Fremont Tribune, http://www.fremontneb.com