Watertown, SD | Food + Industrial
Terex consolidated its multi-city operation at one new facility to facilitate growth.
With 11 manufacturing facilities, Terex Utilities wanted to simplify its operations by locating them under one roof. This facility requires extensive diversity in design to support the wide range of functions Terex Utilities must perform.
Newly opened in 2020, Terex Utilities’ new facility consolidates 11 of its manufacturing facilities into one single location in Watertown, South Dakota. Constructed on an 80-acre greenfield site, this 415,000 sq. ft. facility is designed with lean manufacturing principles first and foremost. The new facility brings steel fabrication, installation, shipping and receiving, wet painting operations, fiberglass manufacturing, assembly, and testing onto one site. It also supports research and development, a new powder coat operation, training space, a new showroom and customer center, and office facilities.
With approximately 1,000 employees entering or exiting the parking lot during shift changes, traffic flow and circulation played a key role in site functionality. To mitigate congestion, one-way parking access drives were designed with diagonal stalls, in addition to dedicated entrance and exit lanes for efficient shift changes. Employee safety was addressed by securing the entire facility and having a single point of entry for all employees. Continuing a focus on improving workplace satisfaction and wellbeing, ISG integrated natural light, outdoor break areas, and observation mezzanines throughout the site and facility.
"In this facility, we will manufacture and assemble our fiberglass booms. There’s a section of the building that is a multi-story high bay to allow the booms to be raised inside the building and testing to be performed.”
- Alan Stager, Finance Director, Terex Utilities