Companies in the News: Sarver Landscape adds propane mowers, Bobcat expands facilities

April 27, 2016 -  By
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Rich Goldsbury (middle), president of Bobcat and Doosan North America and Oceania, was joined by Gwinner Mayor Dan McKeever (left) and members of the Gwinner City Council for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Gwinner engineering facility.

Bobcat Co. and its parent company, Doosan, completed $12 million in renovations at its engineering and factory facilities in Gwinner, N.D. At the engineering facility, the company opened up the floor plan and workstation areas; added interactive conference rooms and enclaves for meetings and private, independent work areas; and reworked the floor plan to create more “chance encounters” among employees who might not otherwise work together, which the company says is part of a initiative to spark additional collaboration and innovation. The company also renovated break rooms, made mechanical improvements and expanded its primary production facility in Gwinner.

Sarver Landscape Maintenance Co. in Pittsburgh, Pa., replaced six of its gasoline-powered mowers with propane models with the help of ProGas, according to Shale Media Group. Adam Sarver, president of Sarver Landscape Maintenance, says this helps his company control costs, reducing time spent on filling mowers at gas stations. The company applied for the Propane Education & Research Council’s Propane Mower Incentive Program, which gave it $1,000 toward the purchase of each new propane mower.

Doosan and Bobcat Co. employees completed the first Doosan Days of Community Service. In communities across North Carolina, North Dakota, Georgia and Minnesota, more than 400 employees from the two companies worked with nonprofit organizations to construct a BMX track, work with local food banks, clean sections of highways and perform various landscaping and construction work. A second service day will take place in June.

About the Author:

Dillon Stewart graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, earning a Bachelor of Science in Online Journalism with specializations in business and political science. Stewart is a former associate editor of LM.

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