ACHR NEWS Editorial Staff

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Dakota Supply Group (DSG), a distributor of HVACR, electrical, plumbing, utility, communications, automation, and waterworks products, recently broke ground for a new facility in Ames, Iowa.

The planned 30,000-square-foot facility will be at a strategically positioned site, easily accessible from Dayton Avenue, providing quick connections to I-35 and Highway 30. The facility is expected to open next year.

DSG has proudly served the Ames market for the past six decades.

Guests at the groundbreaking ceremony included Dan Culhane, president and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce; John Hollinrake, deputy state director for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst; Emily Schwickerath, district director for U.S. Rep. Randy Feestra; Bill Johnson, a developer with Choice Commercial; Mark Lewis, president of Cedar Falls Building Systems Inc.; and Jan Williams, Nikki Fischer, Dylan Kline, Steven Lawrence, Ottie Maxey, and Emory Widlowski, all of the Ames Chamber of Commerce. Also present were members of DSG’s executive, regional, and branch leadership teams.

“We are thrilled to announce this investment in Ames, Iowa. Our new warehouse facility will provide increased capacity to serve not only our current waterworks business in the Ames market but also the ability to grow into the broader DSG offering across Iowa. We are furthering our commitment to bring a world-class customer experience to the customers, employee owners, and communities we serve,” said Paul Kennedy, president and CEO of DSG. “We are celebrating our 125th year, and with years of success in Ames, we eagerly anticipate the opportunities this expansion will bring to Ames and the broader community.”

DSG is a 100%-employee owned company with more than 1,000 employee-owners in more than 54 locations across eight states; Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.