“It’s an exciting time for Terramac. We took an existing older, shuttered 100,000-square-foot complex located on eight acres in an industrial area of North St. Louis and are returning it to manufacturing,” said Warner Fencl, Vice President Manufacturing and Process Improvement of CK Power Family of Companies, the parent company of Terramac. “We designed the facility for efficiency and productivity with the ability to quickly changeover from one model to another as demand necessitates.”
The assembly plant will start with two production lines, each with a production capacity of 250 crawler carriers per year with room for expansion. The facility has more than 275 tons of overhead crane lift capacity, which can handle any assembly requirement. When fully operational, the St. Louis production will complement the existing Terramac production to allow Terramac to meet the growing demand for its crawler carriers.
“We are excited about revitalizing the plant facility, as well as the neighboring area. Our plans to ultimately hire more than 100 employees over the next couple years drawing from the local workforce will help support our goals for the company and the community,” said JJ Costello, Vice President of Business Development of CK Power Family of Companies.
“We work closely with our North American dealer network to engineer crawler carriers for many different industries and uses," said Matt Slater, Vice President Business Development for Terramac. "With a variety of sizes, rotational capabilities, and extended frame options, the potential uses of Terramac crawler carriers are endless, and the new facility allows us to adjust production as needed.”
John L. Coughlin, President and CEO of Linder Industrial Machinery has been working with Terramac for more than six years and agrees with Slater. “We have used Terramac crawler carriers in so many configurations for our customers," he said. "There have been times when keeping up with demand has been more challenging, especially with the nationwide shortages, so it is great to see Terramac taking control of their production. Terramac’s progressive approach will ensure we have access to the carriers we need to adequately equip our customers.”