Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Sioux Steel expands business with acquisition of HiQual

Sioux Steel is expanding its product line with the acquisition of HiQuals Engineered Structures Ltd., a Canadian company that manufactures livestock handling equipment.  That expansion could mean up to 20 more jobs in the Lennox plants, confirmed Scott Rysdon, President and CEO of Sioux Steel.
Sioux Steel currently has four plants that are based in Lennox—Koyker Manufacturing, Sioux Steel Livestock Division, Sioux Steel Pro-Tec Division and Fusion Plastics—and a plant based in Sioux Falls. They have approximately 440 employees, 232 of those are working in the Lennox.
Rysdon said that key personnel from Canada will be coming down to help with the transition, but he expects the remainder will be hired locally. Manufacturing of the HiQual equipment will take place at the Koyker plant. Sioux Steel is currently looking for another facility to assemble the product.
Adding the livestock handling equipment is a good fit with the company, who already manufactures livestock equipment. The HiQual equipment has hydraulics, something not currently offered in their products.

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2014 Lincoln County 4-H Achievement Days begins next week

The Lincoln County 4-H Leaders Association would like to welcome the public to attend the 4-H activities at the 4-H Grounds on July 29, 30, 31.  The 4-H Grounds are located 2 miles east of Canton, north on Canwood Drive.  There is no fee to attend.
Tuesday, July 29 is the Poultry Show beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The Swine Show will start at 6:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, July 30 is the Beef show which begins at 9:00 a.m.  The Rabbit Program will start with Showmanship at noon and the show to follow.  The 4-H BBQ runs from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.  BBQ Tickets are available to purchase at the Extension Office until July 25.  They will also be available at the 4-H Grounds beginning July 29. 4-H Fashion Revue and the Talent Contest will take place during the BBQ. Bring your lawn chairs!   4-H Jr. Leaders are hosting the dance from 9 p.m. to midnight for all youth.  There is a fee to attend the dance.

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