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Counterpart Celebrates Grand Opening of Addition

Friday, September 26, 2014

Counterpart, Inc. is excited to announce the grand opening celebration of the 30,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing plant located in Brookings, S.D. The celebration will be held on Friday, Oct. 3 as a part of the 2nd annual SD Manufacturing Week.

Counterpart is an industrial fabrication company that produces parts and assemblies to meet the needs of electronics, agribusiness, utility vehicle, polyethylene and door and window industries. This is Counterpart’s third expansion since it began doing business in 1996, giving the company a total of 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
 
“Counterpart, Inc. is a great example of a thriving, grassroots company in South Dakota,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “It is no stranger to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). It’s been a long-time participant in our finance programs, and because of that partnership, many of the company’s enhancements and expansions have been made possible.”
 
Counterpart obtained a REDI (Revolving Economic Development & Initiative) Fund loan, a Workforce Development grant and Dakota Seeds funding through the GOED.
 
“Counterpart, Inc.’s growth illustrates just how important manufacturing is to our customers and to the community,” said Donald Deibert, president of Counterpart, Inc. “With our most recent expansion, we are able to provide more business opportunities for our customers and employment growth for the community. We see this as a win-win situation for all parties involved.”
 
“Counterpart is a very stable component of the manufacturing base in Brookings,” said Al Heuton, executive director of Brookings Economic Development Corporation. “Owners Don Deibert, Jeff Jacobson and Tom Jacobson have done a great job building a high quality company with an excellent workplace culture. The Brookings Economic Development Corporation would like to congratulate them on its recent addition and look forward to its continued growth and expansion.”
 
About Counterpart, Inc.
Counterpart began operations in 1996 with the owners as its only employees, and has grown to 70 employees operating in an 80,000-square-foot facility. Company development has been a constant move forward due to the company’s ability to find solutions to the fabricating needs of its rapidly growing customer base. Counterpart strives to have one of the best manufacturing facilities in the country with state-of-the-art equipment and a talented, dedicated workforce.
 
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