EDA kicks around ideas for location of potential new business

Justin Wildfeuer of Gass Trenching (left) spoke to the Tracy EDA last week about his desire to open a new business in town and discussed a number of potential sites for his business. At right is his employee, Hayden Ankrum. Photo / Per Peterson

By Per Peterson

A number of sites for a possible new business in Tracy were discussed at last Wednesday’s EDA meeting.

Justin Wildfeuer of Gass Trenching out of Fulda, along with his employee and Tracy resident Hayden Ankrum, went in front of the EDA board to share his thoughts on expanding his business into Tracy under the possible name of Dirt Doctors.

“There’s an opportunity over here in Tracy for our line of work,” Wildfeuer said. “It would be a separate deal from Gass Trenching. “We would specialize in farm drainage, septic systems, direction boring. We’re looking for a piece of property to develop. This would be a huge opportunity. I’ve gotten to know quite a few people around here, and they’re all really good people. I do look forward to coming here one way or another.”

Gass Trenching is an 82-year-old southwest Minnesota business. Wildfeuer said he would like to construct a roughly 60-by-90 foot building in Tracy. Wildfeuer envisions a building that he would share with another business that would rent space from him. He said about 6 acres would be ideal for his operation.

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