Bomag Americas Inc. is ceasing manufacturing operations in Kewanee, Ill., by the end of 2014 and relocating its business to a yet to be determined location in the southern United States. The products that are currently manufactured in Kewanee will either be relocated and/or replaced with market-accepted products manufactured in other existing BOMAG facilities located in Oklahoma, Germany or China. The company is making this move in order to maximize its manufacturing efficiencies, maintain competitive product costs and most importantly better support its customers.
The company will build a new facility to accommodate a parts distribution center, training facility for sales and service, assembly to accommodate special features for the North American market and a corporate office complex. In conjunction with this move the company also announced its intent to enter into a long term lease with a facility based in Oklahoma that will focus on providing the engineering, technical support and manufacturing of asphalt pavers, material transfer vehicles and reclaimer/stabilizers specifically designed for North and South America as well as other key export markets.