Terex Utilities, an equipment manufacturer for the global electric utility industry based in Watertown announced today plans to consolidate its Watertown manufacturing operations into a single state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. Clint Weber is the Vice-President and General Manager of Terex Utilities.

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He says the plan is to move out of their ten Watertown locations into a new manufacturing facility that will be located just South of the Redlin Art Center and adjacent to Interstate 29 at Watertown.

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Governor Dennis Daugaard said that South Dakota and Watertown were competing with four other states for the new facility.

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Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron gave the company high marks.

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Following the official program Governor Daugaard talked more in detail about Terex’s decision.

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John Garrison is the President and CEO of Terex. He says decisions about the future status of the Huron Terex facilities haven’t been made yet.

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Garrison says the tipping point in picking Watertown was the total package.

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Over 500 employees work for Terex at Watertown and with the addition it’s anticipated an additional 150 to 200 additional employees could be added. The new facility will be Located in a 450,000 square foot building on a 55-acre site near the Redlin Art Center. When completed it will house the main assembly, fiberglass, paint, and installation plant under one roof.