Reports: Hub City closing in 2021

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By American News Staff Reports) – An Aberdeen company with a 125-plus history has reportedly announced plans to close.

According to multiple reports to the American News Monday, Hub City, Inc. officials informed employees that it will close in late 2021.

Plant Manager Patrick Chamberlain confirmed internal announcements were made Monday, but was not prepared to make a formal statement and did not know when a public announcement would be made.

According to American News Archives, Hub City, Inc. celebrated 125 years in Aberdeen in August 2018. The company started as a machine shop with two employees and began manufacturing in 1901 when it started producing well-drilling equipment. Eventually, Hub City’s products came to include tractor replacement valve guides, special tooling for Model A and early V8s and gearboxes.

In 1992, Hub City was acquired by Regal-Beloit Corp. and still remains a division of the corporation.