First Compact Track Loaders Roll out of New Takeuchi Manufacturing Facility
The first compact track loaders rolled off the assembly line at Takeuchi’s new manufacturing facility in Moore, South Carolina, in September. This facility, Takeuchi’s first production facility in North America, will eventually produce nearly all the company’s compact track loaders, allowing Takeuchi to reduce compact track loader production lead time for its North American customers and better meet market needs worldwide. Takeuchi has historically produced compact track loaders at one of their factories in the Nagano province of Japan.
Forty people currently work at the new 156,000-square-foot production facility and standalone office building, with plans for additional staff to come on board as Takeuchi ramps up track loader production over the next few months. Ultimately, the facility will employ around 150 people, generating even more job opportunities and infusing money into the local economy.