Terex Utilities plans to construct a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on a 55-acre site in Watertown, S.D. Here, Terex Utilities will house all of its assembly, fiberglass, paint, and installation for the company’s aerial devices, digger derricks, and auger drills. By consolidating from ten facilities to one, Terex Utilities aims to enhance its production efficiencies and improve product lead times.
Terex Utilities is a global supplier of insulated utility equipment and customer-focused innovation. Founded in 1945 under the Telelect brand, Terex Utilities prides itself in listening to the needs of the electrical utility industry and responding to their needs.
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,” said Clint Weber, VP and general manager of Terex Utilities.
The new facility will incorporate 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 the company to accurately track flow of parts through production.
The company expects operations to begin in the new facility by the end of 2019.