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Webster, SD
Webster, SD

eNews | Summer 2014

Webster, SD

Anderson Industries to expand into Webster Industrial Park

Anderson Industries, an innovative agricultural manufacturing company, will expand operations to Webster this fall and create 50 new jobs for the area.
“We are glad Kory has chosen to come back to Day County to grow his business,” said Dave Hahler, board vice-president for Webster Area Development Corporation (WADC). “The former Dakota Tube building is the perfect location for Anderson Industries, one with plenty of room to grow.”
WADC has been working with Kory Anderson, a dynamic young leader and entrepreneur originally from Andover, since December 2013.
“Kory Anderson is a brilliant young man of great character with a tremendous sense of vision for business. Kory has a multitude of appreciation and passion for the well-being of his employees, and individuals of his caliber are few and far between. The Webster area is extremely fortunate to have this caliber of individual expand and grow his business in our community,” said Doug Valsvig, Executive Vice President of Dakota Foundry.
Anderson had been encouraged by Valsvig and Josh Bartos to expand in Webster for years, and WADC was pleased to have the two Dakota Foundry leaders involved in the project’s recent success.
“WADC has done a tremendous job and gone above and beyond in attracting Kory Anderson to expand in our community,” said Bartos, Vice President and Operations Manager at Dakota Foundry.
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Jobs stay in Webster Area with local sale of PowderTech Corporation

Stacey Traylor, Clyde Fosheim and Terry Traylor finalized the purchase of PowderTech Corporation in late May, stepping up to become entrepreneurs and keeping 16 jobs in Webster.

“Webster Area Development Corporation, Day County Champion Community and City of Webster support these entrepreneurs as they help Webster retain a local business and jobs, and make positive changes that will benefit the employees and Webster area,” said Melissa Fose, executive director of WADC and DCCC.

The transition has been smooth, with a new name—Glacial Lakes Finishing, Inc.—but no lag in production. All employees reapplied to stay with the business, and several outside applications were also received.

“Both customers and employees have been very receptive and positive during this transition period,” said Stacey Traylor, President of Glacial Lakes Finishing, Inc. “Current business has increased the past few days and customer forecasts are on the rise,” she added.

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Three Reasons to Choose Your Community

Day County is blessed with many that spend their time and energy making this area even better.

Allow yourself a few minutes to be inspired by Scott Meyer, a native South Dakotan and entrepreneur, that is choosing to spend his energy and work on his community.

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P.S. We can help you choose Day County. Contact Melissa to learn more about getting involved in your community via phone at (605) 345-3159 or email.


Workshop for Webster's Future on Sept. 25-27

A group of 25 professional architects, landscape designers, engineers, city planners, developers and others will help the community turn ideas into reality during the "Workshop for Webster's Future" set for Sept. 25-27, 2014.

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Housing Study begins Aug. 11

Day County Housing Development's "Housing Needs Study" kicks off Aug. 11-13, when consultant Steve Geisert will begin assessing current housing, project future needs and recommend next steps in Day County.

This document is necessary for sound decisions, grant eligibility, and to interest developers.


Local charity directory to be unveiled this fall

WADC is pleased to collaborate with Day County Community Foundation on a recent $2,500 grant from SD Community Foundation and The Bush Foundation.
The funds will be used to create a comprehensive list that anyone can use to decide which Day County charities and nonprofit organizations to donate money towards, and also facilitate a centralized way to donate.



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Melissa Fose
Executive Director
Webster Area Development Corporation

711 W. 1st St., Rm 110
PO Box 6
Webster, SD 57274

(605) 345-3159

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