• STURGIS, SD (4/13/2015) – Scott Rysdon, President/CEO of Sioux Falls-based Sioux Steel Company announces plans to relocate and expand their HiQual Livestock Equipment manufacturing division to the Sturgis Industrial Park. Renovation of the facility at 3551 Mayer Avenue will soon be underway. Production will begin in June.

    The manufacturing operation will initially include welding and finish assembly for HiQual’s extensive line of livestock handling equipment. At capacity, the plant will employ 50 welders, assemblers, machine operators, painters, and general laborers. Applications can be downloaded at hr@siouxsteel.com.

    Scott Rysdon is the fourth generation owner of Sioux Steel, which was founded in 1918. Scott states, “I am proud of the strong heritage and extensive manufacturing capabilities of the Sioux Steel family of companies. It is a natural for us to continue to grow our agricultural product line in the Sturgis Industrial Park. We are pleased with the tremendous support provided by the Sturgis Economic Development Corp in accomplishing this next step in our company’s growth.”

    SEDC President Pat Kurtenbach states, “SEDC is pleased to welcome Sioux Steel and HiQual Livestock Equipment as our newest neighbor in the Sturgis Industrial Park. The agricultural industry and metals-related manufacturing are important components to our local economy. The local manufacture and distribution of the HiQual livestock product line will benefit our whole region.”

    Information on Sioux Steel can be found on their website at www.siouxsteel.com. Information on Hi Qual can be found on their website at www.hiqualequipment.com.