Union Leader For Bobcat Calling For Shutdown After 2nd Employee Says They Have COVID-19

Wilkinson worries that workers coming Sunday night could spread the disease further

  GWINNER, N.D. — Union Leader Will Wilkinson is calling for Doosan Bobcat to shut down it’s Gwinner plant after he says a 2nd employee called saying they had tested positive for COVID-19. He says this employee had worked close with another employee who has the virus and had been at work for multiple days this week. Wilkinson is asking…

Doosan Bobcat expected to reopen Saturday night after one day shutdown

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s largest manufacturing operation is expecting to reopen Saturday night. Doosan Bobcat was shut down for a day on Friday for a deep cleaning because an employee reported symptoms of the coronavirus. Stacey Breuer, a spokeswoman for Doosan Bobcat in Gwinner, said in a statement that the employee last worked in an isolated area of the…

Bobcat Rolls Out New Safety Guidelines As Workers Return

Roughly 500 Workers Returning To Work Overnight And About 1,400 Workers In Total Will Be Back At Their Job Site For Bobcat.

FARGO, N.D. — “The salary employees and the people of West Fargo they’re all still working they are all still collecting paychecks and the bottom line is you don’t make money unless we are making you product,” President Of United Steelworkers Local 560 Will Wilkinson said After talking with workers worried about the safety conditions at Doosan Bobcat facilities in…

Doosan Bobcat employees say they will be back at work Sunday night

Union President Wilkinson Says Union Leadership Will Be Doing Everything In Its Power To Keep Employees Protected

FARGO, N.D. — In a memo received from a worker at Bobcat, the letter says roughly 500 workers will be going back to work starting Sunday night. Union President Will Wilkinson says the company is providing workers protective gear like masks and gloves, but he has concerns if that will be enough to protect workers. “The Smithfield plant is what…

Stanek Wins Rain Shortened Bobcat Open

Stanek shot 13-under par for the two rounds.

FARGO, N.D. — Due to poor playing conditions by Sunday’s rain in the Fargo area the 54th Bobcat Open at the Fargo Country Club had to be called early. The tournament heads named Kevin Stanek the champion. Stanek was in the lead by two strokes following two rounds of play. “I’m pretty ecstatic about it to be honest,” Stanek said….

Bismarck Bobcat Workers Vote Against Unionizing

The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin

BISMARCK, N.D. — Workers at the Bobcat manufacturing facility in Bismarck have voted against joining a union. The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin. Larry Johnson, a union member who works at Bobcat’s facility in Gwinner, says the push behind the campaign was to improve health and safety and to negotiate higher wages. The last time the manufacturing…

Four Local Classrooms Receive Grants to Fund STEM Projects

Doosan-Bobcat of Fargo presented a check for $500 to fund a miniature escape room project at Liberty Middle School

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Four schools in the metro are getting grants from Doosan-Bobcat to help promote STEM projects. A seventh grade math class at Liberty Middle School was one of the four area classrooms to receive a check for $500. The award will allow the class to fund a miniature escape room project. Teachers at Liberty say that the…

Doosan Bobcat Shows High School Students Importance of STEM Careers

they held a competition to see who could build the most skateboards in twenty minutes

FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat is celebrating National Manufacturing Day by teaching high school kids about what they do every day. Students from North High, South High and Moorhead High School spent time working in small groups to see who could build the most skateboards in 20 minutes. Bobcat says the skateboard was the best way to show students what they…

Secretary of Transportation to Visit for Drone Conference, Doosan Bobcat

Also on tap to speak at the private event are Gov. Burgum and Senator Hoeven

  FARGO, ND — President Trump’s secretary of transportation is coming to the metro tomorrow. Elaine Chao will attend the Drone Focus Conference and attend a grand opening event to celebrate the completion of the expansion of the headquarters of Doosan Bobcat North America. Also on tap to speak at the private event are Gov. Burgum and Senator Hoeven. The…