SARAH LOWERY, STAFF WRITER
Sennebogen, a German manufacturer located in Denver, has announced that it plans to double the size of its existing facility, resulting in the addition of up to five new jobs.
According to the announcement released by the Lincoln Economic Development Association Thursday morning, the family-owned manufacturer of equipment for handling heavy material is in need of the expansion to â€œaccommodate customer demands in North and South America, as well as its worldwide distribution channels.â€
After opening its Lincoln County facility in 2008, the company has experienced significant sales growth, says the release, and needs additional storage space for the large parts required to service its product. Sennebogenâ€™s Denver location serves as the companyâ€™s North American sales, service and distribution center.
It plans to add 45,000 square feet to its current facility, with the complete investment â€” including the cost of the expanded building and the extra equipment â€” expected to total more than $3 million.
â€œLEDA is pleased to announce another expansion from a thriving company in spite of the economic conditions currently in place,â€ Tom Anderson, chair of LEDAâ€™s board of directors, stated in the release.
â€œLincoln County is fortunate to have Sennebogen as one of our top-performing industries.â€
Kara Brown, existing business manager for LEDA, added that â€œthe international representation and investment of industries in Lincoln County continues to grow.â€
The Times-News previously reported that an existing industry grant agreement with Sennebogen was presented at the Oct. 17 Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting, where it was passed unanimously.
The expansion project is estimated to be completed in summer 2012.