Harris Machine Company to open location in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release)- Harris Machine Company, a familyowned business headquartered in Oakes, ND, will be expanding to a new location in Aberdeen. The company uses CNC machining, robotic welding, and a highly skilled, inhousetrained workforce to provide companies, including Terex, John Deere, and Caterpillar, with high quality parts.  They currently have 150,000 square feet of modern manufacturing space in Oakes, ND, equipped with stateoftheart equipment. Harris Machine is a growing company that continually adds new manufacturing capabilities, jobs, and career advancement opportunities for its employees. They are proud of their family friendly workplace, and their culture focuses on developing the skill sets of their team members. As a result, many of their management positions are now held by employees who started out in entry level positions.

The initial Harris location in Aberdeen will be in what is known as the former K.O. Lee manufacturing facility. “We have been looking to expand our manufacturing footprint into a new market so we can service our existing customers and take on new orders as well. Our business is extraordinarily strong, and we see great opportunities on the horizon. Aberdeen is an excellent fit for Harris Machine Company, and we look forward to getting started in the K.O. Lee building while we build our business and look toward further expansion opportunities in the Aberdeen market,” stated CEO Jay Harris. He also added, “we would also like to thank the Aberdeen Development Corporation (ADC) for their assistance in finding us a location. Mike Bockorny was persistent in the recruitment of our business to Aberdeen, and we are grateful for his efforts. We look forward to continuing to work with the ADC in the future as we grow our business in Aberdeen.”

Aberdeen Development Corporation CEO, Michael Bockorny stated, “It has been a pleasure to collaborate with the team at Harris Machine Company and we are excited to welcome them to Aberdeen. The employee friendly culture at their company and their commitment to the community are two things Aberdeen will notice immediately.  The ADC thanks Harris for choosing Aberdeen and we look forward to watching Harris grow in Aberdeen for years to come.” Bockorny also added, “we are grateful to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, especially Chris Schilken and Katherine Kirby, for their assistance in bringing Harris to South Dakota and Aberdeen.”

Harris Machine Company will begin hiring staff immediately. If you are interested in applying with Harris, please contact Karla Hoelscher, HR Coordinator at 7017422536 Ext. 107 or at khoelscher@harrismachineco.com. Interested employees may also visit harrismachineco.com for employment applications.

An open house and ribbon cutting will happen this summer once Harris is settled into their new space.

Questions can be directed to:
Harris Machine Company

Jay Harris, CEO


Aberdeen Development Corporation
Michael Bockorny, CEO