BOMAG to end Kewanee operations, relocate to southern U.S.

BOMAGbadgeBOMAG Americas will discontinue manufacturing operations at its Kewanee, Illinois, plant by the end of 2014 and relocate to somewhere in the southern United States, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World.

The new location has not yet been determined.

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

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

The company also plans to enter into a long-term agreement with Terex for its Oklahoma facility, which produces asphalt pavers, material transfer vehicles and reclaimers/stabilizers. BOMAG acquired the products from Terex in February and said it would keep the CMI and Cedarapids brand names.