Adding 48,765 square feet will help increase production capacity
October 5, 2022 — To further contribute to the economy of northern Wisconsin, TimberPro, a manufacturer of forestry equipment, is making a significant expansion to its current operation in Shawano, Wisconsin, U.S. Working with Keller Inc. as the construction contractor, the new addition will add 48,765 square feet to TimberPro’s existing facility. The company expects to spend approximately $8 million on the expansion project.
“Forestry is very important to our state’s economy and expanding our operation will enable us to provide more good family-supporting jobs in northern Wisconsin,” said Lee Crawford, CEO, TimberPro. “This expansion will also allow us to enhance our R&D capabilities and significantly increase our production of existing and new products.”
The expansion will enable TimberPro to double the company’s production capacity to help meet market demand for the equipment and attachments manufactured at the facility. In conjunction with the expansion, the company anticipates adding new positions for assemblers, welders, machinists and office staff. The expansion project should be completed and ready for occupancy in the summer of 2023.
The forest products industry provides more than 64,000 full- and part-time jobs in Wisconsin and has a total industry output of $24.5 billion, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. TimberPro sources materials from many companies in northern Wisconsin, helping support jobs throughout the regional supply chain.
The company is currently hiring for several positions. Those interested in applying should call 847-437-5800 or visit https://komatsu.jobs/
Established in 2002 and founded by the Crawford family, TimberPro is a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of purpose-built forest machines and attachments, offering tracked feller bunchers and harvesters, forwarders, wheeled harvesters, and felling heads. TimberPro was acquired by Komatsu in 2019.
Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. Front-line industries worldwide use Komatsu solutions to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create consumer products. The company’s global service and distributor networks support customer operations to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.