We can share exciting news for the community best by quoting the company: “Wherever you find a Doosan Bobcat, you’ll hear the sounds of progress.” That certainly describes what the Doosan Bobcat expansion in Statesville means to us!
The announcement for the $70 million expansion follows an $11 million investment, as well as a facility upgrade finished in January. The Doosan Bobcat expansion in Statesville will help the construction equipment industry leader meet a growing demand for their products.
For example, the company’s Portable Power equipment and grounds maintenance lines will see an increase in production thanks to the expansion. The manufacturing facility currently sprawls around 500,000 square feet.
According to reports, plans include an additional 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space, plus another 80,000 square feet for warehouse and distribution space. In the end, it will span nearly 1 million square feet!
Construction will begin in July. The expected completion date for the full project rolls around on May 2022.
Progress Creates Jobs
Initially, the Doosan Bobcat expansion in Statesville will create more than 40 full-time jobs. Within five years, estimates predict an additional 250 jobs. At the moment, the company also provides work for 400 full-time employees.
They also plan to offer full-time positions in several areas. Those openings will include work for those in operations, manufacturing engineering and production work sectors. Employment includes competitive and comprehensive benefits packages too.
In keeping with Doosan Bobcat’s core values of cultivating people, they will provide initial and ongoing training. Employees will also benefit from the opportunity for additional professional development and career advancement.
A Commitment to Statesville
Community is another important part of the company’s core values. This means a reinvestment in the community. Doosan Bobcat supports education as well as other local charity initiatives. The company first began production in Statesville in 2008.
Now, 13 years later, the continued growth and investment continues as demonstrated with the expansion. The facility sits at Glenway Drive in Statesville.
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