SALINA, Kan. — 2016 marks 30 years in business for Land Pride, a Division of Great Plains Manufacturing Inc. Since beginning operations April 1, 1986, Land Pride has grown to employ hundreds of Kansans in communities across Central Kansas and produces some of the best-selling, most durable 3-point implements in the world. Land Pride is a leader in the landscape and light construction industry, as well as an industry-leading manufacturer of folding rotary cutters in 12-, 15-, and 20-foot in widths. As it approaches its 30th anniversary, Land Pride is also establishing itself as a major player in the manufacture of skid steer attachments.
The anniversary year celebration will kick off in Louisville, Ky., at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show, February 10-13, and will coincide with Great Plains’ 40th anniversary. The Land Pride and Great Plains booths will highlight both anniversaries with special signage, co-branded displays, and over 50 implements occupying over 13,000 square feet.
As part of the anniversary celebration, several employee events are scheduled in April. Additionally, public tours of several Land Pride and Great Plains facilities are planned for late spring. Once plans are finalized, the community will be invited to tour several company locations and get a glimpse into what Land Pride and Great Plains are all about. Events will include walking tours of the production facilities with the opportunity to see a few of the machines working. Dates and further details will be announced at a later date.
Land Pride, based in Salina, Kan., has manufacturing facilities across North Central Kansas with factories in Abilene, Kipp, and Lucas, and a machine shop in Enterprise. Parts and service, as well as research and development facilities are located in Salina, just a few blocks from the orporate headquarters. Land Pride’s U.S. dealer network spans coast-to-coast and border-to-border. International dealers are located in Canada and around the world. For more information about Land Pride visit www.landpride.com.