Takeuchi-US Celebrates 1000th Compact Track Loader from South Carolina Facility
BY AsphaltPro Staff
Thursday, April 13, 2023, Takeuchi-US celebrated a significant milestone when the 1000th compact track loader—a TL12R2 model—rolled off the assembly line at the manufacturer’s facility in Moore, South Carolina. This 156,000-square-foot production facility, Takeuchi’s first in North America, officially began assembling compact track loaders Sept. 22, 2022.
“We started out with just 10 employees at this facility a few short months ago,” said Ralph Wabnitz, director of manufacturing for Takeuchi-US. “Today, we have 117 on staff, with a goal of 140 by the end of 2023. Our plan is to assemble all Takeuchi CTL models here in Moore by the end of 2023. I’m very proud of what our team here has accomplished, and I look forward seeing what new milestones we’re able to achieve in the months and years ahead.”