Terramac, Sugar Grove, Ill., has expanded its production capacity to deliver an increasing number of machines for the North American and international markets with the unveiling of their new assembly facility located in St. Louis. The opening comes right on the heels of Terramac opening its new headquarters outside of Chicago in Sugar Grove.
“It’s an exciting time for Terramac. We took an existing older, shuttered 100,000-sq.-ft. complex located on eight acres in an industrial area of North St. Louis and are returning it to manufacturing,” said Warner Fencl, vice president manufacturing and process improvement of CK Power Family of Companies, the parent company of Terramac. “We designed the facility for efficiency and productivity with the ability to quickly change over from one model to another as demand necessitates.”
The assembly plant will start with two production lines, each with a production capacity of 250 crawler carriers per year with room for expansion. The facility has more than 275 tons of overhead crane lift capacity, which will handle any assembly requirement with ease, the company says. The new Terramac plant is set to begin production this month. When fully operational, the St. Louis production will complement the existing Terramac production to allow Terramac to meet the growing demand for its crawler carriers.
“We are excited about revitalizing the plant facility, as well as the neighboring area. Our plans to ultimately hire more than 100 employees over the next couple of years drawing from the local workforce will help support our goals for the company and the community,” said JJ Costello, vice president of business development of CK Power Family of Companies.