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Doosan Bobcat to open sub-assembly facility in Rogers, Minnesota

Company plans to establish a $13 million manufacturing facility in Rogers, Minnesota, by the end of 2022.

Bobcat skid steer
A Bobcat skid steer moves dirt in this Doosan Bobcat file photo. Doosan Bobcat is planning another facility in Minnesota by the end of the year.
Source / Doosan Bobcat North America
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WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Bobcat Company announced Tuesday, May 10, that the company is establishing a new assembly plant to be located in Rogers, Minnesota.

The investment in a leased building at 19850 Diamond Lake Road South on 22 acres will add an additional 225,000 square feet in production capacity. The company plans for the plant to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2022.

"This investment further demonstrates our commitment to our presence in Minnesota, while supporting the growth we are experiencing in the marketplace," said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America, in a news release.

The Rogers facility is located near the intersection of Interstate 94 and Minnesota Highway 101 in Hennepin County. The location will allow Bobcat to optimize manufacturing logistics by streamlining the company's supply routes alongside other locations in the region, and help create supply efficiencies that support both market demand and the company's growth plans, according to the news release.

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Building: 19850 South Diamond Lake Road, Rogers, Minnesota.
The building at 19850 South Diamond Lake Road in Rogers, Minnesota.
Contributed / Doosan Bobcat North America

The company plans to add more than 100 new, full-time positions at the Rogers location in 2022, according to the news release. There are already several recent job openings posted on its website listed with a Rogers location.

According to one job posting seeking a quality engineer , the company "is opening a sub-assembly facility near the Twin Cities in Minnesota. This investment allows us to increase capacity and build out the infrastructure required to support our vigorous growth plans."

To learn more about open positions, visit the company’s careers page at www.bobcat.com/careers .

The Rogers plant location was formerly a warehouse and logistics center for Archway Marketing Services, according to a Star Tribune report. The new Bobcat location will produce electrical harnesses and other sub-assembly components, which will be shipped to Gwinner, North Dakota, for final assembly, according to the report.

Founded in 1958, Doosan Bobcat North America operates out of its regional headquarters located in West Fargo, North Dakota, according to the company's website. The regional office houses the company's administrative, finance, information technology, product management, sales and marketing functions for the regional company.

According to West Central Tribune archives, Doosan Bobcat completed a $26 million expansion at its manufacturing facility in Litchfield, Minnesota, in 2021. 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. This expansion added more than 100 full-time, permanent employees to the original 140-plus workforce.

Aerial view of Doosan Bobcat manufacturing facility expansion in 2021 in Litchfield, Minnesota..jpg
Aerial view of Doosan Bobcat Litchfield, Minnesota, manufacturing facility expansion completed in April 2021.
Contributed / Doosan Bobcat

The company also recently completed a $70 million expansion of its Statesville Manufacturing Facility in Statesville, North Carolina, according to the news release.

Doosan Bobcat North America also operates other facilities in the United States, including:

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  • The Global Collaboration Center in downtown Minneapolis, which opened in 2019;
  • A data innovation center in Fargo, North Dakota;
  • The Gwinner Manufacturing Facility in Gwinner, North Dakota;
  • The Wahpeton Manufacturing Facility in Wahpeton, North Dakota;
  • The Johnson Creek Manufacturing Facility in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin;
  • The Bobcat Training Center in Aurora, Colorado.

Doosan Bobcat North America is owned by Doosan Corporation in South Korea.

Kelly Boldan has been editor of West Central Tribune and Wctrib.com in Willmar, Minnesota, since October 2001. He joined Forum Communications Co. in November 1998 as editor of the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer.
Boldan can be reached via email: editor@wctrib.com or telephone: 320-214-4331.
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