Graepel North America expands manufacturing in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. — Graepel North America has completed its expansion in Lincoln with the debut of its new 45,000-square-foot facility.

The facility houses equipment the company uses in its manufacturing processes. Graepel makes products for companies including John Deere, Claas, Caterpillar, Kenworth, Peterbilt, and Freightliner. It employs nearly 30 manufacturing specialists.

“This company has experienced amazing growth since opening its first North American facility here,” said Gov. Pete Ricketts. “It embodies all of the characteristics that we strive to achieve in attracting new and expanding companies to make Nebraska home: quality, integrity, innovation, and a stellar reputation.”

DED awarded Sarpy County $150,000 from its Site and Building Development Fund to go toward construction of the facility, which took five months from ground-breaking to completion. The company took great care to preserve the integrity of the greenfield land on which the building is located, and included an internally-constructed tornado shelter to provide extra protection for employees working within Nebraska’s “Tornado Alley.”

Photo courtesy of Graepel North America

Source: Nebraska Department of Economic Development

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