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Liebherr invests in Newport News facility expansion

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Liebherr-International AG, the family-owned company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery and earthmoving equipment invests US$45 million in the expansion of its Newport News (Virginia, USA) facility.

Liebherr invests in Newport News facility expansion

Liebherr, which has been manufacturing and operating in Newport News for over 48 years, invests US$45 million in the expansion of its Newport News, Virginia, facility. The new expansion will include the construction of three new buildings on 28 acres adjacent to the Liebherr’s current manufacturing facility. With this investment, Liebherr continues to grow its operations in the US.

Once completed, the new facilities will total over 251 000 ft2 and will be occupied by Liebherr USA, Co. The expansion will offer space for Liebherr USA Co.’s new headquarters and administrative building, a production and workshop facility, and a warehouse and distribution building. Construction is expected to begin in July 2018 and be completed by summer of 2020.

McKinley Price, Mayor of Newport News,: “I am excited that Liebherr has chosen to again expand and grow its Newport News facility. Employing over 400 people, Liebherr is an important industrial employer and has been a committed corporate citizen during its 48 year tenure in Newport News. This US$45 million investment indicates confidence in our city as a place to grow and be successful.”

Florence G. Kingston, Director of Newport News Department of Development: “The City and the Economic Development Authority are proud to be partners in Liebherr’s continued growth in Newport News. Liebherr’s US$45 million expansion is especially important as we work to diversify the local economy and grow the advanced manufacturing industry in our city. We look forward to growing our partnership and working jointly to ensure Liebherr’s long-term success in Newport News.”

Torben Reher, Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co.: “Since 1970, our continued success and commitment to customers in the US has always been at the forefront of everything we have done and continue to do. This expansion underlines our commitment and further strengthens our position in North America to deliver sustainable long-term growth and to offer exceptional and consistent experience to customers across the US.”

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