Liebherr-International AG, a family-owned global manufacturer of construction machinery and earthmoving equipment, plans to invest $45 million in the expansion of its Newport News, VA, facility.
Liebherr has been manufacturing and operating in Newport News for over 48 years. The expansion will include the construction of three new buildings on 28 acres adjacent to the company’s current manufacturing facility. Once completed, the new facilities will total over 251,000 sq. ft. 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.
Torben Reher, Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co., noted, “Since 1970, our continued success and commitment to customers in the U.S. 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 U.S. “
The Liebherr Group has continually grown its operations in Newport News and throughout the U.S. since it opened in 1970. It operates 13 locations, creating a wide range of jobs with roles in manufacturing as well as sales and service across all of the divisions. These operations also have a positive impact on the communities through the use of U.S. suppliers for everything from manufacturing to delivering and distributing its products.