Agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO Corp. announced plans Wednesday to invest $5.7 million to relocate production of its Farmer Automatic Aviary Systems to Cullman County as part of a project that will create 50 jobs.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey joined company officials and local leaders at AGCO’s facility in unincorporated Bremen for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on a 32,000-square-foot expansion that will house the new production line.
“AGCO’s addition of the Farmer Automatic production line in Bremen is a significant step for this area and for all of rural Alabama. I’m very grateful that these products will now not only be Made in America but also Made in Alabama,” Ivey said. “Today, we’re celebrating 50 more Alabamians earning a wage, and as a native of rural Alabama, I’m proud that we’re also celebrating the fact that companies can, indeed, thrive in rural Alabama.”
Duluth, Georgia-based AGCO’s Farmer Automatic line offers innovative products for modern poultry farming. Farmer Automatic pullet rearing technology allows farmers to take advantage of automation to boost efficiency. The production line is moving from Laer, Germany, to the facility in Bremen where AGCO began operations 10 years ago.