Polaris invests nearly $10 million in South Dakota PG&A facility

Polaris has announced that it will invest nearly $10 million in capital improvements at its PG&A distribution center in Vermillion, S.D. The money will go to the installation of new material handling systems.

The technology and equipment upgrades come as Polaris continues its global growth and commitment to lean operations. The 385,000-square-foot South Dakota plant, which was built in 1997, supplies more than 60,000 PG&A products to 130 countries, dealers and distributors. The installation of the new systems is expected to be complete by December 2014.

To support Polaris’ investment, the Board of Economic Development approved Polaris for the Reinvestment Payment Program and the Workforce Development program to offset state sales and use tax paid on eligible equipment costs. The city of Vermillion and the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce are also offering funding in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) programs.

“Polaris Industries Inc.’s decision to invest almost $10 million into its PG&A facility speaks volumes to South Dakota’s strong business climate,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “Whenever we can use our programs to assist a company during its expansion, I am pleased to do so.”

“We are grateful to the city of Vermillion and the state of South Dakota for their support as we invest in our shared future,” said Steve Eastman, vice president of Parts, Garments and Accessories, Polaris. “These improvements will create efficiencies that notably enhance the throughput of our Vermillion distribution center. This investment is a sign of our joint commitment to this facility, this community and a strong and vibrant workforce.”

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