Doosan Bobcat’s $26M enlargement will triple dimension, workforce of Minn. manufacturing facility

From left to proper: Mike Ballweber, president Doosan Bobcat North America; Scott Park, CEO Doosan Bobcat; Mike Kiefer, web site operations supervisor, Litchfield; Jim Flynn, vp of operations, Doosan Bobcat North America.

Doosan Bobcat has introduced a $26 million enlargement of its manufacturing facility in Litchfield, Minnesota, the place attachments for the corporate’s compact gear are made.

The corporate says the funding is important to fulfill elevated demand for its compact gear and attachments. Building is already underway on the mission which can greater than triple the present footprint of the power to just about 200,000 sq. toes. Doosan Bobcat says the mission will present a climate-controlled work surroundings, meeting line upgrades and extra.

The enlargement is scheduled to be accomplished by September 2020 and Doosan Bobcat says will probably be tripling the workforce on the plant from the present 100 workers to an anticipated 300 full-time employees.

The power is situated 65 miles west of Minneapolis, the place Bobcat’s new International Collaboration Heart is situated.

“These investments reveal our dedication to our presence in Minnesota, which is a significant manufacturing hub and now a middle for our world operations,” says Scott Park, president and CEO of Doosan Bobcat.

“We’ve loved a longstanding relationship with the Litchfield group and admire the continued help of the oldsters there,” provides Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “Our firm will proceed to develop our services and manufacturing capabilities to permit us to fulfill the longer term wants of Bobcat sellers and prospects, whereas frequently enhancing excellence throughout our enterprise.”