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Terex Utilities Opens 450,000 Square Foot Manufacturing Facility in South Dakota

Oct. 8, 2020
Terex Utilities has opened a new manufacturing headquarters, and the first production units have rolled off the line.

Terex Utilities has opened a new manufacturing headquarters, and the first production units have rolled off the line. The 450,000 square-foot facility brings production operations under one roof on a 55-acre site in Watertown, S.D.

The new facility houses assembly, fiberglass, paint, and installation. “By consolidating from 10 facilities into one, Terex Utilities improves internal communications and production efficiencies, which will reduce product lead times to better serve our customers,” said Clint Weber, vice president/general manager, Terex Utilities.

Among the first machines to roll off the line included a C6060 digger derrick for Otter Tail Power Co. in Minnesota, an HR46 aerial device for Xcel Energy in Minnesota, a LT40 aerial device from NiSource in Indiana and a General 65 digger derrick for Brazos Electric Cooperative in Texas.

“Our manufacturing process enables delivery of quality products because we utilize a stable and robust U.S.-based supply chain, welding performed by certified team members, powder coating before assembly, and a fiberglass procedure that uses rectangular bi-axial epoxy resin filament winding,” said Weber. “Before delivery, assembled units are 100 percent operationally tested. We are able to quickly build quality utility equipment to meet the specific needs of customers.”

Terex Utilities hopes to celebrate the opening of its modern manufacturing facility with customers once the coronavirus is controlled. Until then, this video https://vimeo.com/465124653 shows a time lapse of the new facility construction.