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TimberPro celebrates expanded forestry manufacturing facility

2 min read / August 28, 2023

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TimberPro's manufacturing facility in Shawano, WI

Additional space increases production capacity at Wisconsin-based company

August 28, 2023 — TimberPro, a manufacturer of forestry equipment, recently completed an $8 million expansion project that added nearly 49,000 square feet to its facility in Shawano, Wisconsin, U.S. The expansion will allow the company to double production capacity, enabling it to meet growing market demand for its equipment and attachments.

To celebrate the project’s completion, TimberPro hosted a public open house on Friday, August 25, for employees, their families and members of the Shawano community. TimberPro was founded by Pat Crawford in 2002. The Crawfords have been involved in the forestry business in Wisconsin for more than 75 years, and in recognition of their contributions, the new expansion was dedicated to the family.

"Our facility expansion represents a significant step forward for TimberPro, and we were glad to be able to showcase our enhanced capabilities to the community,” said Doug Morris, VP, Forest Machine Business Division, Komatsu. “Forestry is very important to the Wisconsin economy, and this expansion will enable us to provide more good family-supporting jobs, while also allowing us to enhance our research and development capabilities and significantly increase our production.”

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the forest products industry provides more than 61,000 full- and part-time jobs in Wisconsin and has a total industry output of $24.4 billion. To help support regional jobs and the regional supply chain, TimberPro sources materials from many companies in northern Wisconsin.

With its expanded operation, TimberPro currently has several new job openings for those seeking career opportunities in the rewarding equipment manufacturing industry. Applicants interested in applying should call 847-437-5800 or visit https://komatsu.jobs.

About TimberPro
Established in 2002 and founded by the Crawford family, TimberPro is a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of purpose-built forest machines and attachments, offering tracked feller bunchers and harvesters, forwarders, wheeled harvesters, and felling heads. TimberPro was acquired by Komatsu in 2019.

About Komatsu
Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. Front-line industries worldwide use Komatsu solutions to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create consumer products. The company's global service and distributor networks support customer operations to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.

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