Liebherr-International AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery and earthmoving equipment, will invest $45 million to expand its manufacturing and production facility in Newport News, Virginia.
The new expansion will increase Liebherr USA’s facility to more than 251,000 square feet, and include three new buildings adjacent to the firm’s current manufacturing facility on 28 acres.
Construction is expected to begin in July 2018 and be completed by summer of 2020. The expansion will provide room for the company’s new headquarters, production space, workshop facility, warehouse and distribution hub.
"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,” Torben Reher, Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co., said. “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 City and the Economic Development Authority are proud to be partners in Liebherr’s continued growth in Newport News,” Florence G. Kingston, Director of Newport News Department of Development said. “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."