“More jobs are coming to Grand Forks as a new company sweeps into the city.
A Canadian-based street sweeper manufacturer is expanding to the United States and setting up shop right here in Grand Forks.
The Manitoba-based company, Challenger Manufacturing, is now operating a US base. The new branch, called ODRA, is in the Grand Forks Industrial Park.” Read the full story and watch the video.
“The Grand Forks Growth Fund Committee recommended approval of a funding request at its meeting July 9 to support the expansion of a Canadian-based street sweeper manufacturer. The Jobs Development Authority is expected to take final action on the request at its next meeting.” Read the full story.
“Here’s a story about the confluence of ingenuity and opportunity that probably would not have worked if it wasn’t set in Winnipeg.
Henryk Koch and Mirek Byczynski, engineers and friends from their hometown of Wroclaw, Poland, moved to Calgary and established careers in the sale and service of municipal sweepers — those large trucks equipped with massive brooms that clean streets.
After 15 years in the business, they understood there was a bit of a gap in the product selection on the market. While still in Calgary, they quit their jobs and designed and built their own sweeper, but decided to move to Winnipeg six years ago to set up their company.”