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

From left to right: Mike Ballweber, president Doosan Bobcat North America; Scott Park, CEO Doosan Bobcat; Mike Kiefer, site operations manager, Litchfield; Jim Flynn, vice president of operations, Doosan Bobcat North America.

Doosan Bobcat has announced a $26 million expansion of its manufacturing facility in Litchfield, Minnesota, where attachments for the company’s compact equipment are made.

The company says the investment is necessary to meet increased demand for its compact equipment and attachments. Construction is already underway on the project which will more than triple the current footprint of the facility to nearly 200,000 square feet. Doosan Bobcat says the project will provide a climate-controlled work environment, assembly line upgrades and more.

The expansion is scheduled to be completed by September 2020 and Doosan Bobcat says it will be tripling the workforce at the plant from the current 100 employees to an anticipated 300 full-time workers.

The facility is located 65 miles west of Minneapolis, where Bobcat’s new Global Collaboration Center is located.

“These investments demonstrate our commitment to our presence in Minnesota, which is a major manufacturing hub and now a center for our global operations,” says Scott Park, president and CEO of Doosan Bobcat.

“We have enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the Litchfield community and appreciate the continued support of the folks there,” adds Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “Our company will continue to expand our facilities and manufacturing capabilities to allow us to meet the future needs of Bobcat dealers and customers, while continually enhancing excellence across our business.”