A Case 750M crawler dozer was the first unit to roll off the expanded CNH production facility at Burlington, Iowa.
The plant already manufactures tractor loaders, backhoes and rough-terrain forklifts for the Case Construction Equipment brand, as well as headers for the Case IH and New Holland Agriculture brands. To facilitate production of the new dozer line, the facilities have expanded to include a new dedicated paint line, welding and computer numerical control (CNC) machining equipment, and a dedicated assembly line.
“With the expansion at the Burlington, Iowa plant, CNH Industrial is well-positioned to meet demand within the construction equipment market,” said Bill Baasch, VP of Manufacturing Operations, North America. Production of the dozers previously occurred at the company’s Calhoun, Ga., plant and ended at that location on August 31. The production line’s move aligns with CNH Industrial’s long-term objective of an optimized manufacturing footprint and a lean, flexible industrial operation.
The Burlington plant currently employs over 600 employees, and has been producing equipment for CNH Industrial brands since 1937.