MacDon Adds 300 Jobs and Third Shift

Source – Full Article: Western Producer

MacDon is adding more than 300 new jobs to its main manufacturing plant in Winnipeg. The increase will facilitate the addition of a third shift at the farm equipment factory.

“This means good paycheques going into 300 Winnipeg households,” said business development vice-president Gene Fraser in a phone interview. “The jobs will be in fabrication, machine shop, welding, painting and assembly.”

Fraser pointed to a number of factors prompting the expansion. In general, the global market for new agricultural machinery is good. He said there’s a lot of pent-up demand because there was not an abundance of used equipment available last fall. As a result, dealers are placing orders now to fill the pipeline.

“Another factor that’s carrying more weight each year is the growing demand for implements in all categories capable of precision farming. There’s no point in developing a new machine if it doesn’t have that capability,” said Fraser, adding that higher productivity also motivates many farmers to upgrade.

Fraser said global demand is good and the company feels optimistic for the balance of 2021 and on into 2022.

“As an overview, it’s all very positive for MacDon and the families who depend on these paycheques. We couldn’t be happier for the new families joining our workforce. It’s good to see some good news with all the COVID bad news we see every day.”