Manufacturer to break ground on Hibbing expansion

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — A heavy-duty parts manufacturer for trucks, trains and other big rigs is breaking ground on an expansion in Hibbing because it has outgrown its existing space.

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing is building more manufacturing space at a site connected to the Chisholm Hibbing Airport. The expansion is being helped along with loans to the airport authority from the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, which is a state agency. The company plans to lease the customized space from the authority.

Executives from the company were scheduled to be at Wednesday afternoon’s groundbreaking.

When the loan was approved in October, the company employed about 100 people in northern Minnesota. Dozens of jobs are likely to be added.

The company designs and makes industrial electronic components and wiring harnesses.

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