Terex Utilities has announced plans to construct a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on a 55-acre site in Watertown, S.D. Terex Utilities will house all of its assembly, fiberglass, paint, and installation for the company’s aerial devices, digger derricks and auger drills in the new facility. By consolidating from 10 facilities to one, the company aims to enhance its production efficiencies and improve product lead times.

“Terex Utilities is a core business in Terex Corporation’s portfolio,” says John Garrison, president and CEO. “This investment will allow the company to respond to customer needs with a new facility that simplifies operations, drives better performance, and provides a work environment that will not only attract top talent, but will be a place where people can build long-term careers in manufacturing.”

Over the years, the company’s current campus evolved through various acquisitions and the growth of expanding product lines, complicating the manufacturing process.

“Bringing production operations under one roof so that material and people only have to travel feet instead of miles will greatly reduce lead times, improve internal communications, and provide team members with greater access to safety, quality, and management support and resources,” says Clint Weber, VP and general manager of Terex Utilities.

“We are building for the future,” Weber continues. “The new facility will tap into state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and automation systems. For example, an LED lighting system will integrate Bluetooth and LED pulse signal systems to allow us to accurately track flow of parts through production.”

The company expects operations to begin in the new facility by the end of 2019.

Founded in 1945 under the Telelect brand, Terex Utilities is a global supplier of insulated utility equipment and customer-focused innovation. For more information about Terex Utilities products and services, as well as the company’s training and schools, visit www.terex.com/utilities.