WATERTOWN, S.D. (April 17, 2018) – Terex Utilities announces plans to construct a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on a 55-acre site in Watertown, South Dakota. Here, Terex Utilities will house all of its assembly, fiberglass, paint, and installation for the company’s aerial devices, digger derricks, and auger drills. By consolidating from ten facilities to one, Terex Utilities aims to enhance its production efficiencies and improve product lead times.
“Terex Utilities is a core business in Terex Corporation’s portfolio,” said John Garrison, president and chief executive officer (CEO). “This investment will allow the company to respond to customer needs with a new facility that simplifies operations, drives better performance, and provides a work environment that will not only attract top talent, but will be a place where people can build long-term careers in manufacturing.”
Over the years, the company’s current campus evolved through various acquisitions and the growth of expanding product lines, complicating the manufacturing process.
“Bringing production operations under one roof so that material and people only have to travel feet instead of miles will greatly reduce lead times, improve internal communications, and provide team members with greater access to safety, quality, and management support and resources,” said Clint Weber, vice president and general manager of Terex Utilities.
The company expects operations to begin in the new facility by the end of 2019.
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