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RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. — Altoz, Inc. recently broke ground on its new 75,000 square foot facility which is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. This is the first phase of a multi-phase expansion project in Red Lake Falls, Minn., which is bringing the combined build space to over 412,500 square feet between the Red Lake Falls and Greenbush sites.

Owners Dennis and Terri Brazier opened the ceremony by welcoming and thanking all in attendance, including special guests, Minnesota Representative John Burkel and Red Lake Falls Mayor Allen Bertilrud.

“Over the past year, we have quadrupled the manufacturing workforce here, and we look forward to adding many additional careers in all areas, including manufacturing, management and marketing,” said Dennis Brazier.

This expansion provides the ability to bring 150 careers to the community over time.

Bertilrud, thanked the Braziers for investing in the community and creating new job opportunities in the area.

“We have positions that are available now and will have more in the near future,” said Mike Hugg, chief operating officer.

The over $12 million expansion project will increase capacity and improve operational efficiency. The new manufacturing facility will house metal fabrication equipment including an automated fiber laser cutting system, turret punch presses, press brakes, robotic welders, an automated powder coating paint system, a assembly and distribution.

“This new equipment, capacity and space will allow us to expand our production team to meet the demand for Altoz products,” said Matt Schaumburg, production manager.

In addition to the manufacturing plant, the site includes a multi-story office building that will accommodate a growing workforce.

“Altoz’s retail sales have grown every year since our inception; we continue to add new dealers across the United States and expand distribution internationally. In June, we will be unveiling a new line of multi-purpose, multi-seasonal equipment that will be a first for the outdoor power equipment industry,” said Karl Bjorkman, director of sales and marketing.

The additional manpower and production capacity will help prepare for and continue to meet market demand for Altoz outdoor power equipment. Currently, Altoz offers the only zero-turn mowers and stand-on mowers with tracks. Demand continues to grow as more consumers, lawn care professionals and municipalities recognize the benefits of track mowers and the value that Altoz equipment offers.

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