Bobcat breaks ground on $20 million Bismarck expansion

| Published on May 16, 2013

Overview of the planned facility expansion

Birds-eye concept of Bobcat’s Bismarck facility expansion

Bobcat Company has broken ground on its $20 million renovation and expansion of its Northern Plains Commerce Centre in Bismarck, North Dakota.

The project includes the expansion of an existing building and the construction of a new test track and indoor testing facility.

Concept for the new testing area at Bobcat's expanded Bismark facility.

Concept for the new testing area at Bobcat’s expanded Bismarck facility.

The project will create  Bobcat’s Acceleration Center, which will provide a complex where professionals can use technology and modern design to advance innovation for the company. The center will also serve as a training hub for employees.

Initially, 135 employees will work in the Acceleration Center, working on tasks such as designing, testing, prototype engineering and computer simulation.

The expansion project will involve construction of a 160,000-square-foot two-story office building and a 35,000-square-foot indoor testing arena next to a 22-acre outdoor testing and track area.

Construction is expected to be completed by summer 2014.

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