Bomag Hosts Distributors and Customers at new North America HeadquartersMar 22, 2016
Dozens of key Bomag distributors and customers were given a personalized tour of Bomag Americas’ new North American headquarters in Ridgeway, S.C., recently. The guests were shown the company’s new offices, training center, parts distribution center and manufacturing area, along with an equipment parade and an exhibit showing Bomag’s product line.
Bomag Americas completed the move from its previous plant location in Kewanee, Ill., in 2015, and more recently transferred the Cedarapids paver and CMI reclaimer-stabilizer manufacturing from Oklahoma City, Okla., to the Ridgeway facility. The Bomag Day event was held to show distributors and customers the company’s large investment in the new facility and its parts support, training and manufacturing capabilities in South Carolina.
“We are very appreciative of the Kewanee community and workers at our Kewanee facility who helped to build Bomag Americas into what it is today, but our product line investment and strategic support and growth plans required the change to a new facility,” said Greg Shockley, national sales manager for Bomag Americas. “From training to parts warehousing and distribution to manufacturing, our first-class U.S. facility in Ridgeway brings everything together in one location so we can more deeply support our customers.”
“The training facility is very impressive,” said Doug Wilson, division manager for Scott Van Keppel, a Bomag distributor. “The commitment to the U.S. market that the company has made in building the Ridgeway, S.C., facility will better serve the Bomag customer.”
Bomag Americas invested $18.2 million in the new 33-acre complex and 127,600-square-foot facility, with 107,100 square feet dedicated to equipment manufacturing and a spare parts warehouse. There is 20,500 square feet of office space, two training rooms with access to a training bay for indoor equipment viewing. The facility is located 30 miles from Columbia, S.C., and 70 miles from Charlotte, N.C.
The Bomag product lines include Cedarapids asphalt pavers and material transfer equipment, CMI & Bomag reclaimer/stabilizers, milling machines, single drum and tandem vibratory rollers, pneumatic tired rollers, landfill refuse compactors and a full range of light.