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BOMAG exits Kewanee plant, plans new facility in southern U.S.

Posted By Marcia Gruver Doyle On August 29, 2013 @ 8:29 am In Construction News | No Comments

Bomag/Cedarapids branding [1]BOMAG Americas says it will cease manufacturing operations in Kewanee, Illinois, by the end of 2014 and relocate its business in a yet-to-be-determined location in the southern United States.

BOMAG says its Kewanee-produced products—single drum rollers, asphalt rollers, and a reclaimer/stabilizer—will either be relocated to the new plant or be replaced with “market-accepted products manufactured in BOMAG facilities in Oklahoma, Germany or China.”

In addition, the company will enter into a long-term lease with Terex for the Oklahoma facility, where the company produces asphalt pavers, material transfer vehicles and reclaimers/stabilizers. BOMAG bought these products from Terex [2]earlier this year and announced plans to keep the CMI and Cedarapids brand names [3].

The planned new facility will include a parts distribution center, training center, product assembly for U.S.-specific machine features and corporate offices.

“The North American market is the largest market in the world and is strategic to our company’s long-term success,” says Joerg Unger, president, BOMAG Worldwide.


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[1] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2013/03/Photo-Mar-20-11-05-03-AM-e1377782857838.jpg

[2] bought these products from Terex : http://www.equipmentworld.com/terex-discontinues-certain-roadbuilding-product-lines-in-u-s-and-brazil/

[3] keep the CMI and Cedarapids brand names: http://www.equipmentworld.com/bomag-keeps-cmi-cedarapids-names-on-machines-after-purhcase/

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