Indianapolis-based MacAllister Machine Co. Inc. has broken ground on a $1.4 million expansion project in Rensselaer. The new location near the Jasper County Airport is set to open in January. It will replace a smaller store that opened in 2011. August 20, 2014
RENSSELAER, Ind. – MacAllister Machinery's Agriculture Division held a ground breaking ceremony today in Rensselaer to celebrate the start of construction on their new agriculture machinery sales & service facility. The company is investing $1.4 million to construct a 12,000 square foot building on 12 acres adjacent to the Jasper County Airport on the State Route 114 corridor east of I-65. The project will provide MacAllister's customers with local support of their AGCO, Claas, and Caterpillar equipment. Rensselaer based Titan Construction & Engineering is building the facility. It is expected to open in January, will initially employ 6 people, and will replace a much smaller location the company has been operating in Rensselaer since 2011.
According to P.E. MacAllister, “our objective is to be good citizens in the community and be prosperous as a business. It's not the facility that makes a successful location but the people and we're committed to building a team that takes care of our customers. The approvals and support provided by the City of Rensselaer have also been important to this project.”
The project was embraced by the City of Rensselaer and extends the trend of commercial development west from the community toward I-65. “We wish you well and are confident you will be successful,” stated Stephen A. Wood, Mayor of Rensselaer. He added the City “looks forward to continuing to work with MacAllister and anticipates additional growth in the area due to this investment.”
MacAllister Machinery Co., Inc. is a Caterpillar dealer for Indiana. Established in 1945, privately-owned by the MacAllister family and led by Chris MacAllister, third generation of dealer principals. MacAllister sells Caterpillar equipment as well as many other top 50 leading manufacturer brands including; AgCo, Lexion, Broderson, Kubota, JLG, Miller, Honda, Allmand, Stihl, Pro-Tec and many more, providing an ever-expanding line of superior quality products, relevant services, and advanced technologies to an ever-expanding clientele and variety of customers. MacAllister has six full service locations in: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Terre Haute, South Bend, and Washington and accompanying MacAllister Rentals locations in Indianapolis, Bicknell, Bloomington, Columbus, Fishers, Fort Wayne, Greensburg, Lafayette, Muncie, Richmond, and Terre Haute.
Beginning with the first settlers in 1853, Rensselaer, Indiana has been a friendly and welcoming community. Located approximately halfway between the Chicago and Indianapolis metropolitan areas, Rensselaer serves as the county seat of Jasper County and is proud of its beautiful courthouse square, quaint downtown area, and picturesque residential neighborhoods. In the heart of the largest agricultural county in Indiana, Rensselaer has a population of nearly 6,000 and is the regional market center for retail, commercial and institutional services.
Source: MacAllister Machine Co. Inc.