Combine-ing efforts to find the perfect location
"The value they bring goes well beyond the fees they generate."
Neil Barnett -
Vice President of Product Development, MacDon Enterprises
Bringing Farm Technology to the Farmers who use it
MacDon needed a space in the Madison area that could accommodate their highly specialized needs.
We found MacDon an existing space that was suitable for many years. When they were ready to build their own facility, we helped them select the site and walked them through other aspects of the transaction.
In total, we’ve helped MacDon through four different transactions. As a result, they’ve been able to operate successfully in the Madison area since 2005.
Sun Prairie, WI
The Full Story
MacDon has secured a worldwide reputation for excellence as a manufacturer of high-quality, high-performance harvesting equipment that makes farming large swaths of land more efficient. In 2005, they decided to relocate their engineering facility to Madison in order to tap into the farm engineering student pool coming out of the area’s universities. After approaching the Chamber of Commerce, the MacDon team was referred to us.
A Highly Specialized “Flex” Space
MacDon wanted a unique “flex” space that was equal parts office and warehouse. On top of that, they had very specialized needs, as their products required doors and ceilings that were wider and taller than average. We helped them find a space that accommodated their needs, and walked them through two lease renewals over the coming years.
Building Their Dream Facility from the Ground Up
While their initial Madison location worked well for the MacDon team, they eventually wanted to build their own facility from the ground up so that they could operate in a space that was perfectly suited to them.
In 2018, MacDon received approval to construct a new facility, including a full “test combine”, on a site in Sun Prairie that we had selected as uniquely capable to accommodate them. We helped the MacDon team acquire the site, connected them with trusted legal help and design-build firms, and helped foster and facilitate state and local incentives.
Our partnership with MacDon and the four transactions we’ve helped them through, highlight our emphasis on long-term strategy and setting our clients up for future success. It’s been a pleasure to work with MacDon and we’re looking forward to our continued relationship.