Kraus-Anderson to build 52,000-square-foot dealership for Ziegler CAT in Willmar
New service facility will employ up to 25 people
WILLMAR, Minn. (May 2019) – Kraus-Anderson (KA) has begun construction on a 52,000-square-foot dealership for Ziegler CAT’s agriculture and construction equipment. The company is expanding its equipment sales, rental and repair services in the central Minnesota market area and expects to have a significant employment and economic impact.
Ziegler CAT is one of Caterpillar’s largest dealers in North America. Ziegler sells and services CAT construction, paving, forestry, mining equipment, trucks, generators, and industrial engines. Ziegler also sells the full line of AGCO equipment and CLAAS combines. Ziegler CAT has 27 locations and was founded in 1914. Ziegler is a family-owned company employing more than 2,000 people in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri.
Ziegler CAT first opened in Willmar with a rented 5,360 square-foot sales and parts facility in 2015. The new project will replace that building, bringing a significantly larger presence to the area.
“We’re excited to build our new facility in Willmar, said Andreas Hoeft president of Ziegler CAT. “We’ve received a lot of support from our customers, and we look forward to continue investing in them as well as in the Willmar community.”
Located at 1600 Highway 71 South in Willmar, the two-story service facility features a retail showroom, a 25,000-square-foot shop, warehouse and offices, and a 7,800-square-foot cold storage building. Designed by CNH Architects, the facility also includes two bridge cranes, lube systems and a wash/steam bay.
During the nine-month construction schedule, KA will be employing hundreds of workers on the site, with crews of 30-40 per day. Approximately 30 percent of the subcontractors will include local or area businesses. Construction is expected to be completed in late winter of 2020.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company (www.krausanderson.com) is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. Kraus-Anderson, an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.