Bobcat and Doosan Open New Acceleration Center

8/6/2014

BISMARCK, N.D. -  Bobcat Company and Doosan opened the doors to their new Acceleration Center, ushering in a generation of advanced product innovation and accelerated learning to benefit customers, dealers and employees worldwide.

The facility, located within Bismarck, North Dakota's Northern Plains Commerce Centre, will be home to 175 individuals tasked with initial design, prototype engineering, prototype manufacturing, computer simulation and testing of ideas and concepts. The Acceleration Center becomes a key engineering facility for all Bobcat compact equipment distributed globally, and it will help serve some of Doosan heavy equipment's research and development needs for the North American market.

The $28 million project involved expansion of an existing building to include office and lab space, classrooms and demonstration areas, and both indoor and outdoor machine operation areas. The facility has two stories and 190,000 square feet, with an additional 22 acres of outside test and product development space. A collaborative open office environment is equipped with modern devices, tools and software systems that expedite leading-edge engineering, and product and process development.

A dedication ceremony and open house on August 5 featured remarks from Rich Goldsbury, president of Bobcat Company and Doosan, North America; North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple; U.S. Sen. John Hoeven; U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer and Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary.