According to a report from The Western Producer, MacDon Group will add more than 300 positions to its main manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, Man. This includes adding a third shift.

“This means good paychecks going into 300 Winnipeg households,” said Business Development Vice President Gene Fraser in a phone interview. “The jobs will be in fabrication, machine shop, welding, painting and assembly.”

Fraser cited an increase in demand for new ag equipment machinery and orders from dealers as reasons for the new positions. 

“Another factor that’s carrying more weight each year is the growing demand for implements in all categories capable of precision farming. There’s no point in developing a new machine if it doesn’t have that capability,” said Fraser.