Liebherr is investing $45 million in the expansion of its Newport News facility in Virginia, USA.
The company opened the greenfield manufacturing and operational facility in 1970, to manufacture hydraulic excavators for the local market and distribute the company’s machine tools and tower cranes. The expansion will include the construction of three new buildings on 28 acres of land adjacent to the current manufacturing facility.
Once completed, the new facility will have more than 23,300 square metres of covered space. The new space will include Liebherr USA’s new headquarters and administrative building, a production and workshop facility, warehouse and distribution building. Construction due to begin in July and be completed by summer 2020.
Liebherr USA managing director Torben Reher said: “Since 1970, our continued success and commitment to customers in the United States 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 United States. “
The Mayor of Newport News, McKinley Price added: “I am excited that Liebherr has chosen to 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 $45 million investment indicates confidence in our city as a place to grow and be successful.”