By Carrie Pitzer
Neligh will welcome another new business to the community in the coming months.
Demolition has begun on the east edge of Neligh in preparation for Two Rivers Irrigation's move from Ewing to Neligh. Owner Cody Frank said he's excited about the changes in store for the company and said Neligh is a great fit, calling it "a booming community."
"We are currently in the process of building a new state of the art facility in Neligh to house all of our current irrigation and electrical operations," Frank said. "Upon completion of the new facility, we will move all of our Ewing operations to the new store in Neligh."
The site, located between Elkhorn Rural Public Power and Green Line Equipment on the north side of Highway 275, was purchased from Jeffrey Kester last month and formerly was home to Sanderson Motors.
Frank said there currently are six full-time employees at Two Rivers Irrigations with plans to add several more after relocating to Neligh.
Two Rivers Irrigation, which Frank said has seen great growth in the last few years, will move to Neligh with a new partnership with Zimmatic.
"To continue this growth in the future, we were forced with some tough decisions to make our best path in the irrigation business," Frank said. "We felt our best path was to terminate our agreement with Valmont Irrigation and form a new partnership with Lindsay Manufacturing and Zimmatic."
He added, "With this move, we will be selling new Zimmatic center pivots and repairing systems with quality Zimmatic components. We will do everything we can to make the transition as smooth as possible for all of our customers."
Two Rivers Irrigation, which is expecting to open the new office in January, is the ninth business in the last year to either open or announce plans to have a location in Neligh.
Other new businesses in the last year are 719 Fitness, Midstates Data Transport, Massage By Cassie, Sly's Chill & Grill, Peas & Carrots, Hilltop Auto Sales, Imperial II and Ross's Repair.