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RED OAK — A&M Green Power of Red Oak will be expanding into a new building after the purchase of land on the northwest corner of Hwy. 34 and N. 4th St. last week.
General Manager Don Athen said no date has been set for construction to begin; they are still in the early planning stages with no specific information on size, contractor or specific building information available.
The land originally belonged to Red Oak Mfg., Inc. and is located on the empty field east of their facility across 4th St., from Orscheln. The Red Oak Mfg. building and lot was not part of A&M’s purchase.
“With the size of machinery, we’ve simply out grown our existing facility,” Athen said. “We need more room to display and work on equipment.”
Athen added they have a rough idea of the features the new facility will contain, including a larger service shop, part storage center and reconditioning area and more offices. With the larger building, Athen said they will likely be hiring more employees down the line.
Athen is also looking to add on to the Macedonia and Hamburg A&M Green Power buildings.
A&M Green Power was formed during June 2006 when Athen Implement of Hamburg and Macedonia Implement merged. They then acquired stores in Malvern and Red Oak. The following year, a dealership in Plattsmouth, Neb., and McCunn Equipment of Massena were added to the mix. Today, the company has 200 employees, 31 of which are in Red Oak.
“This is an exciting first step in showing a long term commitment to Red Oak, surrounding communities, our customers and our employees,” Athen said.