Alaskan Business Brings Up to 60 New Jobs to Vermillion
VERMILLION, SD – Builders Choice Inc, of Anchorage, AK, is excited to open its commercial products division, Builders Choice LLC, in Vermillion, SD. The new plant will build modular units to serve a variety of commercial applications from worksite housing, hotels and apartments, to office and administration facilities. Modular construction helps expedite the construction process and control costs on commercial buildings for a wide range of businesses.
Representatives from Builders Choice are currently preparing the Vermillion facility and property for production. The company plans to be fully operational by late October. Builders Choice will initially bring 30 new positions to Vermillion, and plans to add 20-30 additional jobs in the next year. The company is seeking workers with construction-related skills including framers, roofers, carpenters, electricians and plumbers.
"We are excited to bring our operations to Vermillion because of the access to a large regional labor pool, its central location to our market and its high-quality transportation routes," says Mark Larson, president of Builders Choice Inc.
Workers interested in positions with Builders Choice can visit www.bcialaska.com and select the jobs tab to learn more about the available positions or call 1-866-522-3214. Applications can be downloaded from the website or picked up at the Department of Labor Office in Vermillion at 1024 W. Cherry St.
Traditionally seen as an education community, Vermillion's manufacturing sector has grown significantly in the past decade. From 2005 to 2010, manufacturing jobs have grown 43 percent. Companies like Masaba Mining Equipment have found the business climate in Vermillion encourages growth. The company started with 30 employees and has expanded its workforce to nearly 200 employees over the past six years. With the addition of Builders Choice, Vermillion continues to see expanded employment offerings in a variety of trades.
"Manufacturing works in Vermillion because of our business-friendly tax climate, our central location, and the welcoming business environment we've created ," says Steve Howe, executive director of the Vermillion Economic Development Company. "Vermillion can help a business grow through quality labor and aggressive incentive packages."
The Vermillion Economic Development Company offers a variety of incentives to businesses looking to relocate or open their doors in the community. Assistance in the form of work force development dollars, property tax abatements and low or no cost industrial land is available to businesses. The Vermillion Economic Development Company also works to facilitate relationships in the local business community.
For more information please visit vermillionedc.com or contact Steve Howe at 605.624.5571.