SEMA Equipment, a John Deere dealer serving customers in eight southeast Minnesota locations, plans to consolidate three of its sites, as well as its Rochester business office, into a new facility in Mower County, according to a report in the Austin Daily Herald.

The dealership currently has 8 locations located in the state in Austin, Caledonia, Le Roy, Northfield, Plainview, Spring Valley, St. Charles and Wanamingo. The new location would bring together its stores in LeRoy, Austin and Spring Valley. These locations employ 46 people.

The new facility will serve as the main parts warehouse, which will also improve the company’s storage capability. The site will offer more space for on-site storage for customer equipment. That will help alleviate winter storage and transportation issues in the service area.

Construction of the facility is anticipated to start in the spring of 2018. Completion is estimated for sometime in the winter of 2018-19.

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