Yanmar Compact Equipment North America is breaking ground on a 32,000-square-foot expansion to its Grand Rapids, Minnesota facility. The expansion is expected to increase manufacturing capacity and allow for Yanmar compact track loaders to be manufactured alongside ASV compact track loaders.
Yanmar CE North America kicked off the project during an event on June 2.
“We’ve talked a lot about expansion plans over the past year to our customers, dealers and those
we visited with at CONEXPO, so it is thrilling to break ground and see those plans come to
fruition,” said Tate Johnson, president of Yanmar CE North America. “This project is ultimately
about better serving our customers, both through expanded manufacturing capabilities and
increased staffing to make sure their needs are met.”
Continuing to Manufacture the Compact Track Loader
The expansion will allow for the manufacturing of Yanmar’s recently announced compact track
loaders while continuing to manufacture ASV compact track loaders at the same facility.
The new section will house a paint system that is set to increase paint capacity by up to three times.
Yanmar reported this will also boost parts manufacturing capacity by up to two times in the previously occupied space. The new powder paint system is stated to be more efficient and have less environmental impact.
The company expects project to reach completion in Spring 2024.