In September 2012, Geringhoff made a big announcement—it was opening its first factory outside of Germany in St. Cloud, Minn. (read my blog post about the live video announcement here).
The company aims to produce machines for the U.S. in the U.S., including its current lineup and the anticipated Independence Corn Head, which can harvest corn in any row spacing in any direction.
And in just six months, the company has produced the frames for the five prototype harvesting heads, with the first 8-row prototype’s frame being done on March 9, and just three hours ago the finishing welds were put on the last of the five machines.
Here’s a video report from The St. Cloud Times (read the full story here)
And for a sneak peek at what the Independence has to offer, here’s its promotional video: