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Atlas Copco to Consolidate U.S. Mining Products Manufacturing Operations


Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, will consolidate the operations of its two mining product manufacturing facilities in Grand Prairie, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah, to an existing facility in Fort Loudon, Pa.

All three facilities manufacture a wide range of rock excavation products, drill bits and raise bore cutters primarily for the North and South American markets. During the next 14 months, all production will move to Fort Loudon, where investments will be made in people and in expanding the facility.

“Centralizing the production of our mining products to Fort Loudon provides us with the opportunity to create manufacturing efficiencies at a time when the global mining market is experiencing significant challenges,” said Keith Mackling, General Manager, Atlas Copco Secoroc Division. “Our expanded facility in Fort Loudon allows us to serve our customers and will provide us with a platform for future growth when the market rebounds.”

In Grand Prairie, Atlas Copco manufactures rock excavation products such as drill bits and raise bore cutters. The transition of the manufacturing of these products from Grand Prairie is expected to begin in November 2016 and be completed in 2017. Research and development and marketing for rotary products will remain in the Dallas area. The Salt Lake City facility produces drill bits; the transition of its production capabilities will be completed by mid-2016. Engineering and marketing support for fixed cutter bits will remain in the Salt Lake City area.

“Unfortunately, these changes will impact some of our employees in Grand Prairie and Salt Lake City,” Mackling said. “The affected team members are true professionals and we're grateful to them for their service to the company and our customers.”

The two facilities in Grand Prairie and Salt Lake City currently employ approximately 140 people. Employees that are not relocating to Fort Loudon will receive severance benefits that include assistance with career transitions and support planning.

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees. Learn more at

Atlas Copco North America operates 125 locations and employs more than 4,900 people in the United States. Approximately one-fifth of the company’s global revenue comes from North America. Learn more at