GRANTSBURG––“We are blessed to be a part of this business that has been around since 1942,” said McNally President and general manager Jim Segelstrom just before they cut the ribbon in front of the new enterprise building.
The Enterprise 2.1 building is a project funded by the Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC.) Last September, the NWRPC committee met in Grantsburg to discuss the project. The building is located on Industrial Avenue in Grantsburg right next to the original Enterprise building.
Bryan Vilstrup of the Grantsburg Chamber made a few comments before the ceremony. He said that the McNally expansion is good for the region.
“I applaud people that take this kind of risk to expand,” Vilstrup said. “This will lead to a positive economic impact. People know in this community business is expanded here. There’s a buzz in Grantsburg.”
Segelstrom said the new facility will allow McNally to expand on current programs and accept new contracts.
“I’d also like to thank our experienced and dedicated workforce for all their hard work in this facility,” Segelstrom added.
“McNally is fortunate to be here in Grantsburg,” Segelstrom said. “This facility will help with the assembly of our products.”
He continued to explain the other Enterprise building, which is about 10,000 square feet, was not enough room for the contracts. Enterprise 2.1 is 17,500 square feet.
Various village representatives and other personnel were allowed to take a tour of the building. They were shown and got a behind the scene look at how various products are manufactured including ammunition hoists for Naval ships, mortar weapon systems and all the electronics that go along with the various components.
“I’ve been here for 11 years,” Vilstrup said. “But in the last two to three years there has been much more expansion in Grantsburg.”