Union Iron, a maker of bucket elevators, conveyors, truck and rail probes, and related components for commercial and farm grain handling systems, was founded in Decatur in 1852.
AGI, which purchased Union Iron in 2007, said manufacturing operations are being relocated to facilities in Nebraska, Kansas and Canada. The Decatur location will continue to have inside sales and customer service support staff.
In 2015, AGI Union Iron moved into a new $11 million 135,000-square-foot facility on the city's northeast side.
The decision to disperse manufacturing operation out of Decatur was made after consideration of COVID-19 safety pressures and "a change in geographic demand from our customers," AGI said in the Herald & Review article.
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