Vermillion, SD — Masaba, Inc. was recently named one of the recipients of funding from the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) to start an apprenticeship program. Masaba received the maximum $20,000 funding to help offset the initial start-up costs of developing this new program and offers a manufacturing assembly electrician apprenticeship to train current employees at Masaba.

As one of the largest employers in Vermillion, SD, Masaba has experienced exponential growth in the last couple of years. As Masaba continues to grow, so does the need for a talented trades-based workforce. “This grant will provide current employees the opportunity to learn new skills and advance within the company,” says Masaba Electrical Manager Dustin Buchholtz.

South Dakota DLR was recently awarded a $1.2 million State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Several Masaba employees attended the signing ceremony and orientation held Friday, November 15 in Pierre.

In addition to the apprenticeship program, Masaba offers on-the-job training as well as scholarship opportunities in welding, drafting, engineering, hydraulic and electrical technician fields and others. Masaba partners with the Build Dakota Scholarship program to provide scholarship opportunities to those committed to working for the company upon graduation for a 2-3 year commitment.

Masaba, Inc. was formed in 1962 with a mission to design and build rugged equipment to withstand the demanding environments of the mining and aggregate industry. Masaba’s wide range of products includes portable crushing, screening & washing plants as well as a complete line of conveyors, truck unloaders, surge bins and feeder hoppers – all designed and manufactured specifically to the customer’s needs. To learn more about career opportunities and advancement at Masaba visit

Translate »