We are minimizing the impact we have on the environment and helping our customers to do the same. Remanufacturing, recycling, greenhouse gas emissions, energy usage and waste reduction are examples of ways that we leverage technology and innovation to become more productive by using resources more efficiently. Additionally, we manufacture sustainability-minded equipment and have sponsored conservation projects, such as Create & Conserve®.
Sending and receiving packages is typically a simple, streamlined process. However, transporting extremely heavy parts and materials can prove to be cumbersome and costly. In our Compact Aftermarket division, cardboard had been the preferred shipping container for many years. When numerous complaints came in about missing or damaged parts due to shipping, the parts and customer service department decided it was time to take a serious look at a different solution.
After recognizing the problem, a cross-functional team was put together to develop a viable concept. They created a strategy, put the concept in motion and the reusable container was created. Made from Injection Molded Polyethyene, the container has an eight-year expected life cycle. As a result of this efficient shipping process, the dealers are now also able to use the returnable containers to send back returns of surplus product, giving the containers a dual purpose.
Workers at the Wahpeton plant manufacture hydraulics, cylinders and valves for Bobcat® loaders, compact excavators and attachments. And in this high bay space where welding, assembly and testing are performed, lighting is imperative. For a long time, the 98,000 sq. ft. space was lit with 297 metal halide fixtures —and was, at times, supplemented with flashlights. When we began researching new lighting, our goal was to increase light levels and reduce energy usage.
During a holiday plant shutdown, the plant’s lighting was replaced with GE’s Albeo ABH and ALC4 LED lighting. With the new fixtures, workers can see their work better and rarely use flashlights anymore. Energy usage has decreased by more than 850,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) each year. They also have a rated lifetime of 100,000 hours compared to a 20,000-rated life of metal halides.
Your land is your legacy. It’s up to you to sustain the soil, water and wildlife for future generations to enjoy. That’s why Bobcat Company is passionate about helping landowners create a sustainable wildlife habitat.
Glenn and Judy Stevens’ breathtaking 225-acre property near Unity, Maine,was bought by Glenn’s grandfather in 1960 and has been a part of their family ever since. See how Bobcat Company helped the couple improve their land so it can be enjoyed by the future generations of the Stevens family.
Nestled into the mountains near the fast-flowing Upper Pack River, John Oxley's property in Sandpoint, ID, is picturesque. It's the perfect location for hiking and wildlife viewing, but riverbank erosion has made it difficult to establish trails and viewing areas. That changed when Bobcat Company stopped by to help out.