Oct 11, 2012 at 6:04 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) There's no shortage of people interested in working at Geringhoff when the German farm equipment manufacturer opens its new St. Cloud factory early next year.
Geringhoff North America President Joe Jandrisch tells KNSI News they received 700 job applications in the first 24 hours after they announced they were coming to St. Cloud, and 2,000 applications in the first week.
Jandrisch says the most important hire they'll make is coming soon. He says two candidates are in St. Cloud through Saturday interviewing for the position of director of manufacturing. He says they've already hired their facilities operations manager in St. Cloud. That job went to a local person who'll start October 22nd.
Governor Dayton was in St. Cloud last month to announce the state had landed the coveted company and the jobs they'll bring with them.
The company will employ at least 100 people when they begin production of a prototype corn header in early 2013.
Geringhoff will operate out of a previously vacant building in the Airport Industrial Park.
Temp: -8°F (-22°C)
Wind: Calm N