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    Construction is underway on a new 188,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for The Knapheide Manufacturing Co. in Quincy, Ill. The Korte Company was awarded the design-build contract earlier this year.
    The new plant will be located directly south of the company’s existing 480,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, which was originally constructed by The Korte Company in 1995.
p08 KnapheideA rendering of the Knapheide facility going up in Quincy, Ill.    When completed in early 2018, the expansion is expected to create 250 new positions, including manufacturing, installation and various support roles.
    Headquartered in Quincy, The Knapheide Manufacturing Co, is a family-owned business established in 1848.  For six generations, Knapheide has provided customers with work-ready transportation solutions.  More work vehicles on the road today carry the Knapheide name than any other manufacturer.
    Knapheide partners and customers include truck and van distributors, commercial dealers, commercial fleets, fleet management companies, government entities, utilities, and end-users across a wide range of vocational segments.
    The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis with offices in Highland, Ill., Norman, Okla., and Las Vegas. The company manages, on average, an excess of $250 million in annual construction volume.
    The Korte Company’s project work includes building for federal, state and local government agencies as well as the design and construction of school, health-care facilities, medical office buildings, warehouse/distribution centers, religious facilities, commercial buildings, recreation centers and office complexes.
    “We are extremely pleased to be working with Knapheide once again,” said Jay Korte, director of client relations. “We first partnered with them in 1995 to design and build their manufacturing plant in Quincy. To have the opportunity to work with them for a second project of this scale is a testament to the type of lasting relationships between The Korte Company and its clients.”