When Curbtender Incorporated, a Cedar Falls, Iowa manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles went looking for a location for a new manufacturing facility to support the company’s growth they found what they were looking for in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
The company recently announced that it had purchased the former Baldwin Filters building in Gothenburg and is in the process of beginning production there yet this year. The expansion into Nebraska nearly doubles their footprint bringing their total production space to over 200,000 square feet.
According to CEO Kevin Watje, the opening of the Gothenburg factory is beneficial for several reasons. “We are fortunate to have record levels of backlog. With the introduction of new patented products, our development of all-electric vehicles, and the growth of our distributor network we believe we will soon be bursting at the seams. This expansion will increase our annual production capacity to over 1,000 units while also allowing us to improve efficiencies. Curbtender employs nearly 100 workers and expects that to substantially grow as the Gothenburg operation begins producing select product models for the company’s growing customer base.”
Watje also remarked on what attracted them to Gothenburg in addition to the available building. “We chose this location because of the community culture. This is a tight knit community that rolls up its sleeves, works together, and gets things done. We were looking for a great long-term partner and we know we found it in Gothenburg.”
“Gothenburg is thrilled to have Curbtender as our new corporate manufacturing partner,” said Mike Bacon, Gothenburg Improvement Company, “This company is known for quality and innovation. It is employee centric and we could not be more proud to have this new employer in Gothenburg.”
The City of Gothenburg is a wholesale power partner of NPPD.
Portions of this article courtesy Gothenburg Leader