MARSHALL - In just a little more than a year, Titan Machinery not only changed its location, it built a brand new building from the ground up.
Titan Machinery moved into its new location on North U.S. Highway 59 Nov. 1.
Lucas Hilgemann, Titan Machinery's store manager, said the reason the company decided to construct a new building was because of the growth within the store.
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Titan Machinery moved into a brand new building at the beginning of November, which include an expo room, in which the company can set up customer meetings or to do demonstrations with larger equipment.
"Case IH has become a very popular equipment choice in the area," Hilgemann said.
The old location, which was on Minnesota Highway 23, was 26,000 square feet, said Hilgemann. The new building is 44,000 square feet. It took 13 months to build, Hilgemann said.
"It's a much nicer showroom," Hilgemann said. "We have an expo display room and a much more efficient shop." There is also a lot more room for parts storage, he said.
Hilgemann said having the new expo room allows Titan to do demonstrations inside if necessary.
"We can set up customer meetings in the expo room," he said. "Before that, we had to rent places to do customer meetings. It just wasn't efficient."
The new location has also helped Titan grow its employee base, Hilgemann said.
"We added more employees," he said. "(We're) up to 43." Hilgemann said the hope is to hire more workers in the future.
In its new location, Titan Machinery is right across the street from two other equipment dealers.
"It's actually more convenient for the farmers," Hilgemann said.
Hilgemann said the new building was meant for expansion.
"We have no plans of slowing down," Hilgemann said. "The building was built for future growth."