The GSI Group is a world class manufacturer of grain storage, material handling, conditioning and drying equipment, as well as a full line of supplier of swine and poultry production equipment. The company has grown from a small family owned operation in the 1930’s, to an impressive and diverse group of AG-related companies with annual sales nearing $1 billion. The company has 5 additional manufacturing facilities in Illinois, plus one in Alabama. International manufacturing sites for GSI include: Malaysia, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil and China. GSI products are marketed worldwide through a network of independent dealers, grain/protein producers, and large commercial businesses. In October of 2011, GSI entered into a merger agreement with AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a $6.9 billion agricultural company with strong international distribution and well-known brands.
The original product line of steel farm and commercial storage grain bins continues to be marketed under the brand Grain Systems, Inc. The GSI Group also sells other well-known brands that were acquired since the 1970’s. These include:
- Farm Fans (FFI Corporation)
- Zimmerman Grain Dryers
- DMC (David Manufacturing Company) – grain handling & conditioning equipment
- AP (Automated Production Systems) – Swine feeders, watering systems, ventilation & heating equipment, feed storage a delivery, flooring and confinement equipment.
- Cumberland – World-class poultry production
- Hired-Hand – Equipment for the livestock and horticulture industries
GSI Group headquarters are in Assumption, Illinois just 20 miles south of Decatur and 40 miles Southeast of Springfield. The cost of living in this area ranges from 10% to 18% below the national average, and our winning candidate will have a wide variety of choices of where to live – all within a reasonable commuting distance. Options range from a very small Midwestern town up to the suburbs of the Capitol city of Springfield, with a metropolitan area population of over 200,000. Some candidates may even find it intriguing that they could have their own farmhouse and some land, and still live less than 15 minutes from the office.