Bobcat is a multinational manufacturing company of construction equipment, specializing in skid steer loaders. The company was founded by Melroe Manufacturing, which itself was established in 1947 in Gwinner, North Dakota. The Bobcat name was first used in 1962 on the company’s newly introduced skid steers.
Melroe was purchased by Clark Equipment Company in 1969, Ingersoll Rand Company in 1995, and Doosan Infrastructure in 2007.
The Bismarck manufacturing plant had opened in 1974. On September 2, 2009, it was announced that the Bismarck plant would close by year-end, in a cost-saving effort to consolidate North Dakota operations into its Gwinner plant. The move resulted in the termination of approximately 475 jobs in the Bismarck-Mandan area. The plant’s last day of operation was on December 23, 2009. The plant re-opened in 2012 and received multi-million dollar upgrades in 2013.
Located on State Street just north of the Interstate 94 interchange. Like many modern-day...
GALLERYFederal Building & Former Post...
Built in 1913 and expanded in 1937, this building served as the local facility...
Street Scene: Downtown 5th Street
CenturyLink office building on the left, City/County Building on the right.
GALLERYBasin Electric Campus
Headquarters for Basin Electric Power Cooperative in Bismarck, North Dakota. Built in 1974.
Hillside Aquatic Complex
Hillside Park is a park located in northeastern Bismarck south of Boulevard Avenue, just...
Parkade Parking Ramp
Completed in 1970, the Parkade was the first municipal parking garage constructed in downtown...