Terex Utilities expands fabrication, machining and welding capabilities


Terex Utilities has begun expansion of its Huron facility to increase capacity for fabrication, machining, and welding of core components for its aerial devices and digger derricks.

The facility upgrade includes a 11,400-square-foot addition onto the existing building, investment in new machining and welding equipment, modernized ventilations systems, and remodeled office space. The project, managed by Terex Utilities, the design-build team ISG and McGough Construction, is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

“With our new Watertown facility opening last year and this new expansion project in Huron — we are actively looking for strong team members to join our team,” said Tiara Marcus, Huron Operations Manager. “The investments made in our business help make Terex a leading, premiere employer of choice in South Dakota.”

The Huron facility manufactures key components used in Watertown to assemble aerial devices and digger derricks for the electric utility industry.

“The Huron expansion enables Terex Utilities to increase vertical integration of its supply chain for the best lead time, flexibility, and lean inventory strategy of these key components, which include booms, turntables, and pedestals,” said Darryl Niven, Vice President and General Manager of Terex Utilities.

“In the 25 years that I’ve been with Terex Utilities, this is the most exciting thing I’ve seen at the Huron facility,” said Duane Deneke, machinist. “The new addition will house new state-of-the-art CNC machines, which will help us keep up with increased demand for our products, and also help us maintain top level quality,” he said.

 “Our expansion and the addition of a third shift will increase the capacity for Huron team members to focus on core component production,” said Marcus. “We remain committed to U.S. and South Dakota manufacturing. I am excited what this growth means for the future of the Huron community.”

At the conclusion of this project — Terex Utilities, with the support of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development — will have invested over $100M in manufacturing operations in South Dakota since 2018.

Terex Corporation is a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services delivering lifecycle solutions that maximize customer return on investment. Major Terex brands include Terex, Genie, Powerscreen and Demag. Terex solutions serve a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utilities, quarrying and mining. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services.