October 6th was Belle Fourche’s first Manufacturer’s Day and the Industrial Rail Park dedication. Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Sen. John Thune both spoke at the event, hosted by Permian Tank, both citing the importance of manufacturing and the railroads in South Dakota economy. The ribbon for the new industrial park was cut in industrial fashion with a train engine driving through the banner.Afterwards, Permian Tank gave the first Manufacturing Day tour through their vast facility, followed by tours of Ring Container, New Generation Feeds, Design Tanks, and Gillette Fence. Those on the tours enjoyed learning about these local manufacturers and expressed amazement at the scope of operations happening in ‘little’ Belle Fourche.
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