SOURCE: Doosan Bobcat | April 28, 2021
Doosan Bobcat North America has completed a $26 million expansion at its manufacturing facility.
Doosan Bobcat North America has completed a $26 million expansion at its manufacturing facility in Litchfield, Minnesota. The 15-month project nearly tripled the size of the facility, from 70,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space to nearly 200,000 square feet and will create new jobs in the community. The expansion adds new assembly lines and upgrades, conveyor systems, a new paint line, climate control systems and more.
The Litchfield facility produces more than 250 attachments to equip Bobcat machines for specific tasks.
“This investment is about meeting the growing demand for Bobcat products from our customers and dealers, and I am incredibly proud of this project and our Litchfield team,” said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “We are pleased to expand our manufacturing footprint and continue to support our expanding product line and customer base.”
The expansion brings additional employment opportunities and economic growth to the area. Doosan Bobcat is recruiting to hire an additional 110 full-time, permanent employees. This hiring plan includes a total of 150+ production, manufacturing engineering, and operations positions to be added. Production jobs currently being added include a fabricator, assembler, welder, and material handler position.
“We are experiencing significant opportunities in Litchfield. We are excited about the growth and the chance to expand our workforce,” said Mike Kiefer, Litchfield site operations manager at Doosan Bobcat. “This expansion has strengthened our manufacturing footprint, while also contributing to the economic development in Meeker County and the Twin Cities region.”
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