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Thursday, June 2, 2022
1948 Lely Pkwy
Pella, IA 50219
Lely is proud to open its new North American hub of operations in Pella, IA. This $23 million investment in the campus supports the long-term vision of the team’s work each day to create “A Sustainable, Profitable and Enjoyable Future in Farming.” Lely, which broke ground on this location in 2020, is the only dairy/livestock automation company that manufactures and assembles robotic milking & feeding equipment in North America. With this expansion, Lely North America will be able to significantly increase its production capacity.
During the opening ceremonies, the central theme will be “Building Tomorrow Together.” With the opening of this new campus, Lely’s goals include inspiring future generations and providing innovative farming solutions that directly impact customers and Lely Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lely will host a customer roundtable to hear directly from dairy producers who have successfully incorporated Lely products while creating succession plans for their operations.
We ask guests to arrive at 9:30 a.m. and the formal event will conclude at noon. Lunch will be provided, and attendees will have the opportunity to tour the facility following the grand opening celebration. The schedule includes:
Thursday, June 2, 2022
10 a.m. - Welcome from Chad Huyser, President, Lely North America
10:15 a.m. - Organizational address – Andre van Troost, CEO, Lely International
10:35 a.m. - Customer Roundtable
11:05 a.m. - Guests of Honor – Dutch Dignitaries, National & Local Leaders
11:25 a.m. - A Look Back
11:40 a.m. – Christening
Noon-1p.m. - Spokespeople available for media interviews
- Alexander van der Lely, Chairman of the Board, Owner, Lely International
- Andre van Troost, CEO, Lely International
- Chad Huyser, President, Lely North America
Noon-2:00 p.m. - Lunch & Tour of Facility
RSVP: Ann Marie Edwards, AKC Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-240-0895.
DIRECTIONS: From IA-163, take exit 44 and turn south onto 250th Ave. / Adams Ave
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