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In an effort to bolster its presence in the agricultural industry, Continental announced its acquisition of WCCO Belting Tuesday, July 5. Financial terms of the deal were not publicized.
Diversification has long been on the agenda for West Fargo's Assembly Systems. For too long, branch manager Jeff Manuel said, the company had been reliant on a small group of clients. Thanks to a new facility which opened in 2021, Assembly Systems aims to bring on new business in the form of medical devices, autonomous vehicles, drones and beyond.
D&M Industries' ESOP structure is a source of pride among the employee-owners, and has fostered loyalty, teamwork and an aim for excellence.
Company plans to establish a $13 million manufacturing facility in Rogers, Minnesota, by the end of 2022.

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The window and door builder estimates that the two new facilities will add 150 employees to the 1,700 it already employs in Fargo and West Fargo.
The Legislature exempt it from more rigorous environmental review. That less stringent environmental assessment worksheet has been the subject of criticism.

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Thanks to COVID — the "gift" that keeps on giving — you may have to brave your Great Aunt Violet's hideous holiday gifts this year with nogless eggs and "nulled" cider. Then again, maybe not. Some local retailers say all consumers need is a little patience.
Equipment manufacturers are faced with a painful choice this harvest season: Send parts to factories to build new tractors and combines to sell to farmers or redirect those parts into the field to repair broken equipment for existing customers?
As COVID throttled traditional travel, the market for private airplanes surged, driven by customers who likely wanted to avoid the hassle and danger of a mid-pandemic airport.

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