Fargo, N.D. — Oct. 21, 2019 – Bobcat Co., a manufacturer of compact equipment, announced plans today for a $17 million investment at its Gwinner, N.D., manufacturing facility.

The investment plan calls for installing a new powder-coat paint line and adding 30,000 square feet of manufacturing space to the Gwinner facility, which currently has 750,000 square feet. The investment in the painting process is designed to increase powder-paint capacity and enhance quality, as well as provide space for additional verification tests.

Construction for the expansion is expected to begin immediately. The paint line improvements will be completed in three phases, with full project completion expected in July 2020.

The Gwinner factory complex, established in 1947, manufactures Bobcat loaders, utility work machines and attachments.

This follows Bobcat’s August announcement of their return to the compact tractor market, partnering with manufacturer Daedong Industries and aiming for a 5% North American market share by 2022