The new plant will house production of swing machines and cut-to-length attachments including the 200 series loaders and the 800 series track feller bunchers, harvesters and loggers.
The building features light sensor skylights and bay door windows along with motion detector lights to save energy. The building’s roof is a white rubber membrane that reflects UV rays and helps reduce heating and cooling costs. There are six overhead cranes in each bay with room for more if needed. Specialized concrete was used for the floors to support the machines that will be produced in the plant.
“We export 75% of what we produce,” says Tigercat President Tony Iarocci, “Tigercat has produced over 16,000 Tigercat machines and in a time of economic turmoil the company has managed to gain market share. The only thing holding the company back was its inability to produce more machines. The demand was there last year and we could have produced more, and now we can moving forward,” Iarocci explains.
Tigercat now has nine southern Ontario locations, a large parts distribution and training centre in Georgia, a sales and distribution facility in Sweden and a dealer network that spans the globe, covering the forestry regions of North America, South America, Australasia, Africa, Europe and Russia.