Butler Machinery announces $500,000 donation toward construction of DEX in Huron

June 7, 2022
Mike Tanner

HURON, S.D.–Fargo-based Butler Machinery announced today that it is pledging $500,000 toward construction costs of the new Dakota Events Complex (DEX) in Huron.

The DEX, which is under construction, will replace the Open Class Beef Complex, which burned down in an October 31, 2020 fire.

The DEX will be a  150,000 square-foot facility that will seat up to 5,000 people and house two full-sized equestrian arenas, or 1,700-plus cattle stalls. With the extreme changes of weather, the facility will be heated, making events accessible year-round.

The building is projected to be completed July 2023.

“We are proud to support the Dakota Events CompleX and the vision it embodies: bringing people of all ages together across South Dakota and beyond, to enjoy the ag industry events and wide array of activities the space will offer year-round.” said Twylah Blotsky, president and owner of Butler Machinery Company.

Founded in 1955 in Fargo, Butler Machinery is a third generation, family-owned company that serves North Dakota, South Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota.