Bobcat announced September 2 that it is transferring all North American machinery production to its Gwinner, North Dakota, manufacturing facility. Bobcat will cease production at the Bismarck, North Dakota, plant by the end of the year.
Currently, compact excavators, the Toolcat utility work machine, the S70 skid-steer loader and compact track loaders are made in Bismarck, while all other Bobcat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders and all-wheel steer loaders are manufactured in Gwinner.
Over the next three months, 475 production positions will be phased out of Bismarck, but as many as 390 jobs will remain in North Dakota to accommodate the consolidation. Bismarck will retain 150 positions across Product Engineering, Finance, Accounts Payable and Aftermarket Parts – areas unaffected by the move. The Bobcat Manufacturing Support Center will also remain in Bismarck.