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Farm, Ranch and Rodeo Equipment Manufacturer Priefert Expanding into Boise

10/25/2016

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Boise, IDAHO – Priefert is one of the largest farm, ranch and rodeo equipment manufacturers in the world.  Starting in October, the company will expand into the Boise Valley with a new warehouse and distribution facility for their Steel division.

The company is leasing 20,000 square feet in the former Boise Cascade building at 1675 W Commerce Street in South Boise near the airport. Served with rail, this location gives Priefert the opportunity to consider bringing additional manufacturing processes to Boise in the future. 

“Priefert’s new presence in Boise is one of many examples that manufacturing is thriving here,” said Boise Mayor Dave Bieter. “Priefert and their employees will do well here because our thriving economy and business environment is matched only by being a great place to live and work. This is how Boise is competing for and winning business from across the country.”

In Mount Pleasant, Texas the Priefert family manages a 1,700-acre ranch and runs a large steel manufacturing facility with 24 acres’ under-roof and employs over 950 people. At this site they test their products first-hand and train their customers on how to use their equipment. In Boise, the company will start with three to five employees for distribution of their products within the Northwest, and sees a long-term opportunity for continued growth and expansion. 

Chris Shipp, general manager of Priefert Steel explained, “Priefert is excited to be expanding into Boise, Idaho.  This will be our third expansion within the past two years outside of our Mount Pleasant, Texas location.  We selected Boise due to our current business relationships already in the region.  Priefert has currently been shipping farm and ranch equipment, steel parts and steel related products via trucks to the Northwest Region of the United States.  The cost difference between shipping rail or truck is significant.  Our expansion to Boise will help control costs by providing Priefert an opportunity to save freight costs and ship multiple products produced in Mount Pleasant, Texas to our key customers and dealers utilizing rail transportation.  We are very excited and look forward to our expansion into Boise.”  

About Priefert Manufacturing

Founded by Marvin Priefert in 1964, Priefert Manufacturing has grown into one of the largest farm, ranch and rodeo equipment manufacturers in the world. Considered the leading innovator in the livestock handling industry, Priefert continues to develop and produce equipment that is safe and durable for both the animal and the operator. Priefert maintains total quality control by designing and executing each part of the development and production of its products.   Located on the outskirts of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, the family's ranch is the first proving ground for the vast majority of Priefert products. For more information, visit https://www.priefert.com 

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