ST. CLOUD - Canada-based manufacturer Edmonton Trailer has closed on a property deal for a 30,000 square-foot warehouse building that was formerly a part of the Verso Paper Mill in Sartell.

The transaction marks the first measure of repurposing for the former paper mill site, located just south of County Road 29.

Edmonton Trailer is expected to add 60 jobs in the area over the next two years. This will be the company's first operation in the United States. Edmonton Trailer specializes in heavy transportation equipment and the trucking industry.

The company looked at several other locations in the Midwest before selecting the Sartell location. The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation helped Edmonton with their site search for nearly two years.

The new location is expected to allow the company to utilize local vendors, expand their product line and enhance their service to customers in the U.S.