Omega Liner Company, whose parent company is Minnesota-based, Subsurface, Inc., announced it purchased a manufacturing building in Canton, South Dakota. Subsurface, Inc. is a drainage structure repair and maintenance company based out of Moorhead, Minnesota. Omega Liner will produce Ultraviolet Cured In Place Pipes (UVCIPP), a technology that combines the strength of fiberglass composite with an ultraviolet resin that is cured in an environmentally responsible process. UVCIPP are placed underneath existing infrastructure using a minimally invasive technique to strengthen roadways.
“Infrastructure development is imperative for economic growth and the innovative culvert and drainage technologies developed by Subsurface and produced by Omega Liner are good alternatives to complete replacement,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “Omega is a good fit for our state, and a welcome addition to our growing business sectors.”
With assistance from the Board of Economic Development, which approved two REDI (Revolving Economic Development and Initiative) Fund loans earlier this year, Omega Liner purchased equipment and completed its renovations and improvements to the existing structure to better suit the company’s technology demands. The company says initial expansion plans call for the creation of almost 20 jobs over the next five years.
“Expanding to Canton really is a story of all the right pieces falling into the right place, at the right time,” said Ken Moulds, vice president of sales and marketing and Omega’s site manager. “Our innovative technology is still relatively new to the United States, and we’re thrilled to be expanding our company’s innovative product line to a state pursuing innovative technology.”
“The location of Omega Liner in Canton adds to our growing regional manufacturing industry,” said Nick Fosheim, executive director, Lincoln County Economic Development Association. “The availability of an existing plant in Canton, along with an excellent transportation infrastructure and sound business advantages, make our region a great home for this dynamic and expanding company.”
For more information, go to www.subsurface-inc.com. For more information about the REDI Fund loan program, as well as other financing programs offered through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development at sdreadytowork.com/finance.