AGCO® has announced the opening date for its new world-class visitor center in Jackson, Minnesota. The Intivity Center—Where Innovation Meets Productivity—will open its doors to the public on Monday, June 11, 2012, and will welcome visitors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday through Friday.
The name “Intivity” is a combination of “innovation” and “productivity,” and highlights the farmer focused design philosophy upon which AGCO has built its reputation and success. The center will feature a theater, state-of-the-art interactive exhibits, and a cafeteria, as well as tours of the production facility. It is estimated that the 16,000-square-foot center will host as many as 10,000 local and international visitors annually.
“Inside the walls in Jackson is a long-standing tradition of dedication, excellence, and hard work that brings agriculture some of the highest quality and most respected products on the market,” says Bob Crain, senior vice president and general manager, AGCO North America. “Intivity Center is going to be a must-see destination that will showcase AGCO’s leadership in the development of agricultural innovations that will benefit North American growers now and long into the future.”
The opening of the Intivity Center comes on the heels of last year’s 75,000-square-foot expansion of AGCO’s Jackson plant that returned production of Massey Ferguson and Challenger row-crop tractors to North America. These models were previously produced at AGCO’s tractor manufacturing facility in Beauvais, France.
The Jackson AGCO plant produces high-powered Challenger tractors—including the 500, 600, 700, 800, and 900 series – as well as RoGator, TerraGator, and SpraCoupe application equipment.
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