AGCO has begun a three-year, $42 million expansion at its Jackson, Minn., plant.
The project involves all areas of the campus including component manufacturing, the tractor assembly line and the application equipment assembly line.
Once completed, the expansion will create 75 additional permanent jobs at the facility, bringing the total number of employees to more than 1,200. The project will increase production capacity by 25 percent for both the tractor and sprayer assembly lines while maintaining best-in-class product quality.
AGCO expanded the Jackson location in June 2012 to bring production of Massey Ferguson and Challenger wheeled row-crop tractors to North America. That expansion included AGCO's first North American welcome center.
Intivity Center is a 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art visitor center, showcases the farmer-focused innovation behind the brands upon which the company has been built. It offers an extensive collection of historical artifacts and includes a glimpse of the future of agricultural equipment through interactive displays demonstrating equipment technology in development at AGCO.