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This is the story of Bobcat’s 100 years of growth into a worldwide icon by producing more than one million loaders.

Clark Equipment Company

  • 1969

    Melroe is acquired by Clark Equickment Company

    Sales top $25 million. Growing any larger requires Melroe brothers to either take their company public or find a buyer. In the end, they agree to sell to Clark Equipment Company of Buchanan, Michigan, a manufacturer of Clark forklifts, Michigan wheel loaders, road graders, axles and transmissions. Clark had tried and failed to build its own skid-steer loader, so buying Melroe is a logical alternate choice.

  • 1972

    Melroe acquires Kirschmann Manufacturing Company and Gysler Manufacturing

    With new money from Clark, the Melroe Division of Clark buys Kirschmann Manufacturing Company of Bismarck, North Dakota, and its Spra-Coupe self-propelled crop sprayer business.

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