Orthman's Officially Opens New Facility In Lexington
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Thursday, July 21st for Orthman Manufacturing’s new 115,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lexington. This new location, just northeast of the Lexington I-80 interchange, will increase production capacity and efficiency for Orthman products distributed world-wide.
Plans for the new site began in 2010, with a partnership between Orthman and the City of Lexington. “It’s been a journey,” said Orthman President John McCoy. “We are excited to move past the development process and start reaping the rewards of the production phase. This is a pivotal moment for us, the turning of an important page in our history books. We continue to be devoted to providing innovations and ag technology for our customers, with the overriding ideal of keep the Industry that feeds us, efficient,” McCoy said.
This is Orthman’s first ground-up manufacturing plant. The original site, beginning in 1965, was located on founder Henry Orthman’s farmstead, and in 2001 the Company occupied an additional site east of Lex. They will maintain the original farm location for their conveying and materials handling group.
Orthman is a valuable part of the Lexington area, offering not only jobs, but assistance to area schools with technical training grants and programs, as well as benefactor of the Orthman YMCA in Lexington.
Dignitaries expected at the ceremony include Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley as well as representatives from the offices of US Senator Deb Fischer and Congressman Adrian Smith.