Continued good news for the Sioux Falls economy as a Maine-based trailer manufacturer is expanding operations to Sioux Falls and will hire 20 people initially with up to 180 new hires over the next three years.

Alcom is taking over the former Balance Systems building on the north side of Sioux Falls and hopes to begin manufacturing in April.

Alcom employs 250 at their operations in Maine and last year opened a plant in Missouri which employs 70.

Alcom is in the process of renovating the plants and hiring management.