SRM-Contract Manufacturing will custom manufacture 40 bean harvesters

March 24, 2022

BURLEY, Idaho— Pickett Equipment will bring $2,000,000 of offshore equipment manufacturing back to the United States through its partnership with a local contract manufacturer. Snake River Manufacturing (SRM)-Contract Manufacturing (CM) recently signed a letter of agreement with Pickett Equipment to be a contract manufacturer for Pickett’s edible bean harvesters, SRM-Contract Manufacturing (SRM-CM) said in a release.

Under the terms of the agreement, SRM-CM will custom manufacture 40 bean harvesters. SRM-CM will produce these units between March and June 2022, the company said.

“Farmers know and trust that when the Pickett name goes on our equipment, their equipment will be dependable and durable,” said Pickett Equipment Partner Jonathan Price, in the release. “SRM-CM is a U.S. equipment manufacturer that shares these values, and we are certain that our equipment will be the best on the market. Now that we have found a U.S. manufacturing partner, we are pleased to be creating great jobs and superior equipment in the U.S.”

Snake River Manufacturing CEO Grant Flaharty said he believes in the power of this partnership.

“Our extensive manufacturing experience through our subsidiaries, SRM-Double L and SRM-Kodiak, makes us the perfect partner for Pickett Equipment,” Flaharty said in the release. “We are pleased to be a conduit that brings manufacturing back to the United States, and our team in Idaho is already hard at work building-out the Pickett bean harvesters.”

Snake River Manufacturing and SRM-Contract Manufacturing employ more than 125 team members in Southern Idaho and across the United States. Snake River Manufacturing develops, manufactures, and sells equipment ranging from potato planting and harvesting/storage to commercial snow blowers. SRM-CM is a contract manufacturer that aims to “deploy a complete suite of expertise to bring large equipment concepts from drawing board to completion.”

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