A Minnesota-based manufacturer is moving into an existing building in Howard to expand its design and fabrication business.
Donnerite Inc. of Spicer, Minnesota, operates a truck and heavy equipment repair company and manufacturing business that specializes in custom design and fabrication of all types.
“We are very excited to be expanding our design and fabricating business to Howard,” co-owner Bill Donner said. “We are moving into an existing building and will be hiring local people. We hope to bring in others from outside Howard and surrounding areas, encouraging them to relocate to the community."
Donnerite will move into Howard's industrial park.
“Donnerite Company is the perfect fit for Howard and the vacant Knight & Carver building,” Heartland Consumers Power District CEO Russell Olson said. “We have been working with state and local officials for some time to fill that space. Bill and Deb Donner have a passion for small towns and have run a successful company for nearly two decades. They will have a positive impact on the community and we at Heartland are excited about Howard’s bright future.”
Donnerite Inc. began its operations in 1996 with a repair shop based out of Bill and Deb Donner's home. In 17 years, Donnerite has grown from one small shop to six businesses throughout Minnesota, employing close to 100 people.