CNH Industrial N.V. is investing $24 million to expand production in Burlington, Iowa, with the addition of the company's crawler dozer production line. The capital goods company is increasing its existing presence in the city by adding the new production line to its manufacturing plant.
The production facilities will include a new dedicated paint line, welding and computer numerical control machining equipment and a dedicated assembly line. The Burlington plant, home to more than 600 employees, has manufactured equipment for CNH Industrial's brands, since 1937.
In addition to producing Case Construction Equipment, the plant's employees produce agricultural equipment for the company's Case IH and New Holland brands. This expansion will create approximately 50 full-time jobs. Preparations will begin later this year and production on the new line is expected to begin in the second half of 2015.
"With the growing demand for quality construction equipment, we are pleased to announce that production in Burlington, Iowa will be expanded," said Bret Lieberman, CNH Industrial Vice President of Manufacturing, North America. "We look forward to creating a state-of-the-art production line that will continue CNH Industrial's tradition of providing high-performing equipment to the construction industry."
According to the firm, establishing this production line to Iowa is consistent with CNH Industrial's long-term strategy to optimize its manufacturing footprint and achieve a lean, flexible industrial operation. The project is contingent upon completion, and approval, of all State and local incentives and grants.