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Manitou Group Announces Rick Alton as President of CEP Division

Manitou Group today announced the appointment of Richard L. Alton, II, as president of the Compact Equipment Product Division, effective April 17, 2017. Alton will report directly to Mr. Michel Denis, CEO of Manitou Group.

“I would like to thank Dan Miller for his years of dedication and committed service to Manitou Group. We wish him well as he pursues the next chapter in his life,” said Michel Denis. “And we are very excited about being able to bring Rick into the organization at this time. His experience and talent will be a definite benefit to manage the growth we anticipate from these changes.”

For nearly a decade at JLG, Alton had responsibilities for managing all facets of international markets which included sales, after sales support, global product launches, and overseeing strategic partnerships on a worldwide basis. He was most recently with Contech Engineered Solutions.

“I am fortunate to have this opportunity to work with a world class organization,” Alton said. “And I am looking forward to expanding the product portfolio, innovations, and product quality to continuously improve the customer experience. Manitou Group is poised to make some major gains in the market.”

Manitou Group is a world-leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and servicing of all-terrain material-handling equipment for construction, agricultural, mining and industrial applications.

The product range offerings include: telehandlers; all-terrain, semi-industrial and industrial masted forklifts; skidsteers, track loaders, and articulated loaders; access platforms; truck-mounted forklifts; and warehousing equipment and attachments.

Through its core brands – Manitou, Gehl and Mustang – together with its international network of over 1,400 independent dealers, the group provides the best solutions while delivering the highest value for its customers.

Headquartered in Ancenis France, the group registered in 2016 a revenue of €1.33 billion through operations in 140 countries while employing over 3,300 people, all committed to satisfying customers.

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Bobcat Company Breaks Ground On $20 Million Expansion To Create Innovation, Testing And Technology Facility

New Acceleration Center will be high-tech home for advancing innovation, and designing and testing new Bobcat products

Bobcat Company has officially broken ground on its $20 million renovation and expansion to create the Acceleration Center in Bismarck, N.D. When complete, the Acceleration Center will be a modern complex for advancing innovation where professionals use technology and modern design to ensure the position of Bobcat as a leader in the compact equipment industry.

The project includes expansion of an existing building as well as development of a new test track and indoor testing facility — all at the Northern Plains Commerce Centre in Bismarck. The expansion of the existing building will include a two-story office building and provide a total of 160,000 square feet of modern workspace. Additionally, a 35,000-square-foot indoor testing arena will be constructed next to a 22-acre outdoor testing and track area. Construction is expected to be complete by summer 2014.

Birdseye_viewThe Acceleration Center will initially house 135 employees tasked with innovating and advancing designs; testing; prototype engineering; and the computer simulation of ideas and concepts. These efforts will be accelerated thanks to the collaborative open environment and modern technology built into the facility.

Company President Rich Goldsbury was the master of ceremonies for the groundbreaking event, while North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer, and Bismarck Mayor John Warford were on hand to make the ceremonial turn of dirt, which included the use of Bobcat® equipment to mark the moment.

“This is an exciting day as we invest in the future of Bobcat and the future of North Dakota,” said Goldsbury. “We created the compact equipment industry, and the Acceleration Center will ensure the Bobcat tradition of innovation and market leadership continues.”

The Acceleration Center will also serve as a center for excellence and a learning institute for employees. The facility features an open space and high-tech design to encourage collaboration and discussion. Bobcat dealers and customers will be brought to the complex for training and hands-on experience operating the newest innovations from Bobcat.

“The newest designs, the latest technologies and the best ways to apply product features important to our customers will be part of the daily life inside the Acceleration Center,” Goldsbury added. “We take great pride in our North Dakota roots. Today, we have set the foundation for the future in North Dakota.”

The contractor for the project is Comstock Construction Inc. of Wahpeton. When complete, the entire project — including the original building built in 2005 — will mark a $35 million investment by Bobcat in the Northern Plains Commerce Centre in Bismarck.

For more information on Bobcat products, visit www.bobcat.com.

Bobcat Company introduces new dealership in Maryland

BobcatMetro Bobcat Inc. to provide sales and service of Bobcat equipment to customers in Eldersburg, Maryland

Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with the addition of Metro Bobcat Inc. in Eldersburg as an authorized sales and service provider of Bobcat® equipment. The dealership is located at 33 West Old Liberty Road, Eldersburg, Maryland.

Since 1989, Metro Bobcat has served a host of Bobcat customers, including those invested in the surrounding area’s agricultural, construction and landscaping markets. With four convenient locations across the northern region of Maryland, Metro Bobcat has established itself as a premier full-service Bobcat dealership.

Unlike other dealerships, the family-owned operation specializes strictly in the sale, service and rental of Bobcat compact equipment. In addition to offering customers a large inventory of Bobcat products, Metro Bobcat stocks a number of genuine Bobcat parts.

“At Metro Bobcat, we continually strive to uphold the core values of the world-renowned Bobcat brand in our day-to-day operations” said David Phebus, general manager at Metro Bobcat. “Providing customers with quality Bobcat products and unmatched customer service is of the upmost importance.”

For more information, please contact Metro Bobcat at 410-795-1500 or visit the dealership’s website at http://www.metrobobcat.com/.

For more information on Bobcat products, visit www.bobcat.com.