To expand its production capabilities, Terramac has opened a new assembly facility in St. Louis, Missouri.
The new facility follows the company’s recent opening of its new headquarters in Sugar Grove, Illinois. The assembly plant will start with two production lines, each with a production capacity of 250 crawler carriers per year with room for expansion.
“It’s an exciting time for Terramac. We took an existing older, shuttered 100,000 square foot complex located on eight acres in an industrial area of North St. Louis and are returning it to manufacturing,” said Warner Fencl, vice president of manufacturing and process improvement for the CK Power Family of Companies, the parent company of Terramac.
“We designed the facility for efficiency and productivity with the ability to quickly changeover from one model to another as demand necessitates.”
The facility has more than 275 tons of overhead crane lift capacity, which will easily handle any assembly requirements.
The new Terramac plant is set to begin production in March.
“We are excited about revitalizing the plant facility, as well as the neighbouring area,” said JJ Costello, vice persident of business development for CK Power Family of Companies.
“Our plans to ultimately hire more than 100 employees over the next couple years drawing from the local workforce will help support our goals for the company and the community.”
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When fully operational, St. Louis production will complement the existing production to allow Terramac to meet the growing worldwide demand for its crawler carriers.
“We work closely with our North American dealer network to engineer crawler carriers for many different industries and uses,” said Matt Slater, vice president of business development for Terramac.
“With a variety of sizes, rotational capabilities, and extended frame options, the potential uses of Terramac crawler carriers are endless, and the new facility allows us to adjust production as needed.”
Terramac crawler carriers are sold through its dealer network, which offers parts and service support throughout the world. The units can be customized with support equipment to serve many industries including pipeline, utility, mining, environmental, forestry, general construction and more.
Terramac is part of the CK Power Family of Companies, a distributor, manufacturer and service provider for engines, power generation, powertrain, and off-highway power solutions.