Builders Choice cuts ribbon at new SD facility
See a link to story by KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa, on the new Builders Choice facility.
Builders Choice celebrated its official opening in Vermillion, S.D., today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new 45,000 square-foot facility. Anchorage-based Builders Choice, a modular building manufacturer, has already hired over 30 people at its Vermillion operation and expects to add approximately 30 more employees within the next year.
“I have been very pleased with the skill level and work ethic of the Vermillion labor pool,” said Builders Choice President Mark Larson. “The South Dakota facility is already proving to be a good addition for our company, and we look forward to continued growth here.”
The oil boom in North Dakota opened up a new market for Builders Choice products and caused the company to start looking at new facility options in South Dakota.
“We obviously wanted to be physically closer to the expanded market, and Vermillion was able to put us within a desired proximity and offer us a strong workforce. This community is a great fit for us,” said Larson.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard said the relationship between South Dakota and Builders Choice is mutually beneficial.
“Together with Vermillion, we were able to meet the needs of the company and help poise it for growth,” said Daugaard. “And from a state perspective, it’s encouraging to find opportunities that allow job growth in South Dakota by leveraging the positive economic activity in North Dakota.”
Steve Howe, Director of the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company said, “Builders Choice is great news for our community. The company is investing in Vermillion, creating jobs and helping us diversify our economy. We’re very excited to have Builders Choice in Vermillion.”
Builders Choice builds modular solutions for both residential and commercial purposes. At the Vermillion facility, the company manufactures modular units for worksite housing, hotel and apartments, and office and administrative facilities. The company was established in 1996.