Bobcat

Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

It was a number of years in the making – but MDU will be bringing natural gas to the Bobcat plant in Gwinner.

MDU will build a 21 mile pipeline from the existing Alliance pipeline – and that will bring natural gas to Gwinner,  Milnor and other cities in Sargent County. Bobcat has signed a 15 year agreement to use the natural gas.

“This was a bridge too far,” Doosan Bobcat North America President Rich Goldsbury said during a ceremony at the Bobcat plant in Gwinner. “This was something we didn’t think we could make happen. But, god darn it, we got it to happen.”

MDU Natural Gas Plan For Gwinner/Bobcat Approved

Jun 16, 2017
NDPSC / NDPSC

Members of the North Dakota Public Service Commission have approved plans to expand natural gas service in the southeastern corner of the state… Commissioner Brain Kroshus says…

“MDU proposes to construct and operate approximately 21-miles of 12-inch plastic pipe from a tap on the Alliance Pipeline to Bobcat’s Gwinner, North Dakota facility. MDU expects to invest approximately $13.8-Million in the new facilities to serve Bobcat.”

Ground broken for Bobcat's 'Acceleration Center'

May 13, 2013
Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

Bobcat is building a new “Acceleration Center” at the Northern Plains Commerce Centre in Bismarck.

The $20-million project is designed to help Bobcat develop new products for the construction market.  Bobcat president Rich Goldsbury says the plant's purpose will be to develop the next generation of Bobcat equipment.