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Groundbreaking Ceremony for new Distribution Center in Spencer

200,000 square foot facility to be in operation by fall

SPENCER, Iowa – Community and business leaders from Spencer and the Iowa Lakes Corridor region celebrated the groundbreaking of a regional distribution center on May 25th in the Spencer Green Industrial Center. Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, will ship corn and soybean seed products from the 200,000 square foot facility, which is slated for completion and occupancy in October.

“We are proud of the continued demand for our top performance products and services, and look forward to a larger presence in the Spencer community,” said Todd Frazier, Pioneer business director for Iowa and Missouri. “This regional distribution center will help us meet our customer needs.”

The Pioneer facility is the second building to be constructed in the Green Industrial Center. About 140 acres remain for other development as well as 70 acres in the Spencer Tech Park South on the west side of Spencer.

“We are proud that Pioneer selected Spencer and the Iowa Lakes Corridor region for this new distribution center,” said Mayor Reynold Peterson. “Pioneer is a great company and we thank them for their faith in our community and making this investment here.”

“This project involved many local partners working together to attract this kind of investment and this celebration today,” said Kath Evert, president and chief executive officer of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation. “We thank Spencer Municipal Utilities and the City of Spencer for their leadership in creating and developing the Green Industrial Center, the Spencer City Council and staff for the quality business climate they have created here, our partners in the Iowa Area Development Group, Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative and Black Hills Energy for their assistance and support of this project.”

This warehouse announcement is in addition to several recent Pioneer expansion projects in Iowa, including a new corn research center in Orange City, a new research facility in Johnston, and an expanded corn research facility in Dallas Center.

Photo caption: Kathy Evert, president and chief executive officer of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation presents Gary Hamer of Pioneer with a Bogenrief vase to welcome Pioneer to Spencer and the Iowa Lakes Corridor region.


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