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Bobcat Co. Announces Investment in New Assembly Plant in Rogers, Minn.  

May 11, 2022
The company will add more than 100 new, full-time employees and a third location in the state joins manufacturing facility in Litchfield and global office in downtown Minneapolis.

Bobcat Co., a global leader in the compact equipment industry, has announced plans for a new assembly plant in Rogers, Minn., a northwest suburb of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. This investment will add an additional 225,000 square feet in production capacity and enable the company to streamline efficiencies across its manufacturing footprint in the Midwest region. The company plans to add more than 100 new, full-time positions at this location in 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. “We are dedicated to continuing to expand our capabilities and equipment product lines to empower our customers, and this new location will be an important part of this success.”  

Bobcat anticipates the new operation – located on 22 acres in Rogers – will be fully operational by fourth quarter of 2022. The facility will offer assembly space, shipping and receiving docks, employee parking, breakroom, offices and meeting rooms.

The location in Rogers is good for the company given the benefits of its unique location at the intersection of two regional roadway systems – Interstate 94 and Highway 101. This location will allow Bobcat to optimize manufacturing logistics by streamlining the company’s supply routes alongside other locations in the region, as well as create supply efficiencies that support both market demand and the company’s vigorous growth plans.

The addition of the Rogers facility will contribute to the company’s strategic manufacturing footprint plan and support its investments in facilities across North America, including a recent $26 million expansion at its facility in Litchfield, Minn., and $70 million expansion in Statesville, N.C. These efforts are part of Bobcat’s long-term strategic growth initiatives as a leading equipment manufacturer and supports its long-term commitment to employees and communities. 

“We will continue to invest in our facilities, employees and manufacturing capabilities, so we can meet the future needs of our dealers and customers, while continually enhancing excellence across our business,” said Ballweber.