Bobcat Company is transferring all North American machinery production to its original manufacturing facility in Gwinner, North Dakota. Due to the move, all production at Bobcat’s Bismarck, North Dakota, plant will be discontinued by the end of the year.
Over the next three months, 475 production positions will be phased out of Bismarck, but nearly 400 jobs will remain in North Dakota to accommodate the consolidation. The Bismarck plant will retain 150 positions across product engineering, finance, accounts payable and aftermarket parts – all areas unaffected by the move. Bobcat’s Manufacturing Support Center will also remain in Bismarck.
Bobcat mini excavators, the Toolcat utility work machine, the S70 skid-steer loader and mini track loaders are all currently manufactured in Bismarck. These machines will join the other skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders and all-wheel steer loaders in Gwinner.