Kraus-Anderson has begun construction on a 52,000-square-foot dealership for Ziegler CAT’s agriculture and construction equipment in Willmar, Minnesota. The company is expanding its equipment sales, rental and repair services in the central Minnesota market area and expects to have a significant employment and economic impact.
Ziegler CAT is one of Caterpillar’s largest dealers in North America. Ziegler sells and services CAT construction, paving, forestry, mining equipment, trucks, generators and industrial engines.
Ziegler CAT first opened in Willmar with a rented 5,360 square-foot sales and parts facility in 2015. The new project will replace that building, bringing a significantly larger presence to the area.
Located at 1600 Highway 71 South in Willmar, the two-story service facility features a retail showroom, a 25,000-square-foot shop, warehouse and offices, and a 7,800-square-foot cold storage building. Designed by CNH Architects, the facility also includes two bridge cranes, lube systems and a wash/steam bay.
During the nine-month construction schedule, KA will be employing hundreds of workers on the site, with crews of 30-40 per day. Approximately 30 percent of the subcontractors will include local or area businesses. Construction is expected to be completed in late winter of 2020.