A Minnesota-based company says it will expand its operations to Howard, South Dakota.

State officials say Donnerite Incorporated operates a truck and heavy equipment repair company and manufacturing business that specializes in custom design and fabrication of all types of projects.

The company says it will occupy an existing building in Howard's industrial park  and plans to hire local workers.

Governor Dennis Daugaard says Donnerite's decision is "a testament to what South Dakota has to offer."

Donnerite, Inc. has been in business since 1996 and has six locations and nearly 100 employees in Minnesota.