AgriVision at Sioux Center airport

AgriVision Equipment Group technician Brent Van Leeuwen works on a forage chopper in the hangar of the former Sioux Center Municipal Airport. Sioux Center has rented the hangar out to the company since about February. With more work coming through for the company, they’ve found more temporary space in which to work at the former airport.

SIOUX CENTERAgriVision Equipment Group has set up shop at the former Sioux Center Municipal Airport for a few months.

Since February, the company has rented what was the airport’s maintenance hangar to use as another space to work on forage choppers.

AgriVision Equipment Group regional manager Dale Vatthauer said business has been good for the company, which has locations in Ireton and Doon.

With more work coming through for them, they’ve been short on space in which to work. The ability to use the hangar has allowed work to continue smoothly in their main locations.

Vatthauer said that they are still committed to their Ireton and Doon locations, but added with recent growth in service sales, they’re quickly outgrowing their facilities. They’re probably going to look at a new facility plan, he said.

How long they’ll be able to work there will depend on how soon the airport goes through the mandatory Federal Aviation Administration steps to officially close it as an airport, which Sioux Center is still waiting on.