Liebherr Investing $45M In Virginia Expansion

The construction machinery and earthmoving equipment manufacturer will build three new facilities at its Newport News, VA location.

Liebherr-International AG is investing $45 million in the expansion of its Newport News, VA facility. One of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery and earthmoving equipment, Liebherr has been manufacturing and operating in Newport News for over 48 years. 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 United States.

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Liebherr’s new expansion in Newport News, VA. (Image: Liebherr)

“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,” said Torben Reher, Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co. “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. “

Once completed, the new facilities will total over 251,000 square feet 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.

“I am excited that Liebherr has chosen to again expand and grow its Newport News facility,” said McKinley Price, Mayor of Newport News, VA. “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.”

“The City and the Economic Development Authority are proud to be partners in Liebherr’s continued growth in Newport News,” said Florence G. Kingston, Director of Newport News Department of Development. “Liebherr’s $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.”

Since its opening in 1970, the family-owned Liebherr Group has continually grown its operations in Newport News and throughout the U.S. It currently operates 13 locations creating a wide range of jobs with roles in manufacturing as well as sales and service across all of the divisions. Around the world, the company employs more than 42,000 people in more than 130 companies on all continents. Liebherr’s products include earthmoving and material handling machinery, mining equipment, mobile cranes, tower cranes, concrete technology, domestic appliances, maritime cranes, aerospace and transportation systems, machine tools and automation systems as well as high-performance components for mechanical, hydraulic and electrical drive and control technology. Liebherr also operates hotels in Ireland, Austria and Germany.

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