AGCO Opens New Painting Facility in Hesston, Kansas

Two years and $40 million dollars later, the ribbon was cut on AGCO’s manufacturing facility with the latest finishing and paint technologies in Hesston, Kansas. The new 200,000-square-foot state-of-the-art dip and powder coat pain facility consolidate AGCO Hesston operations’ paint stations from two operations into one streamlined efficient building.

Parts for all products manufactured in Hesston will be painted and finished there before being assembled into final products. Nearly 75 percent of parts will go through the 17-step E-coat process which involves dipping parts in a series of solution that remove all rust, scale, and laser oxides, then applies a high performance corrosion and weather resistant finish comparable to that used in the automobile industry. The other 25 percent of parts will be painted using a liquid coating system.

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