AGCO unveils its completely overhauled tractor manufacturing facility today at Jackson, Minn., which includes a 75,000 square foot expansion.
AGCO now has 15.43 acres of manufacturing capacity under roof at the facility. The expansion doubles the plant’s production capability, from 1,000 tractors per year to 2,000 or more.
Massey Ferguson 8600 Series and Challenger MT600D Series high-horsepower row-crop tractors will now be manufactured here for the North American market. In total, it adds 18 models to its production line. Previously, they had been produced in France.
A sample transmission sits in the foreground of the assembly area of AGCO newly expanded tractor plant.
The Minnesota expansion adds 200 jobs, pushing the workforce to 1,050, says Travis Van Genderen, AGCO Material Manager for the Jackson facility.
AGCO also unveils its new Intivity Center, a 17,000 square foot, state-of-the-art visitor center. It will highlight both the Massey Ferguson and Challenger brands, along with RoGator and TerraGator lines of equipment. Displays include interactive videos, historical artifacts and futuristic, animated exhibits. It is estimated the Intivity Center will attract 10,000 visitors annually.
This Massey Ferguson Model 8770 was the first tractor off the line in AGCO newly expanded factory. It was signed by all employees who assembled her, and will reside in AGCO new welcome area, known as "The Intivity Center."