A large crew of Audrain County and City of Vandalia officials, local residents, and many other guests attended an Open House last Friday for Albesmeyer Electric on Industrial Drive in Vandalia.
The event was held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and featured an early ribbon cutting as well as lunch served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
“We’re very excited to be here,” said Adam Albesmeyer, who is a fifth generation grain producer from Payson, Ill.
Albsmeyer noted that the business is an Ag-based electrical contractor.
“We appreciate very much the investment you’re making here in Vandalia,” said Eastern District Commissioner Alan Winders.
Winders also noted the hard work of the City of Vandalia, economic development, and Larry Stotler.
City Administrator Darren Berry told those in attendance that he was very happy to have Albsmeyer Electric as a part of the Vandalia community.
He also noted the efforts of Karen Shaw in the process.
Audrain County Presiding Commissioner Steve Hobbs said Audrain County is Ag ready and noted the benefit of adding this new ag business to the county, which is the No. 1 soybeans producer in the state.
“Congratulations from Audrain County,” Hobbs said.
There were a few members of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce also attending the event. A ribbon was cut by James and Henry Albsmeyer as part of the scheduled events. A lunch was also served.