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Liebherr Mining Equipment Expands Newport News-Hampton, Virginia, Operations

Industrial mining equipment producer Liebherr Mining Equipment plans to expand operations in Newport News and Hampton, Virginia. The $72.3 million project is expected to create 175 jobs.

The investment at the company's existing facility, located at the Copeland Industrial Park (in both Hampton and Newport News), will allow for the increased production of the trucks used in the open-cast mining industry.

“We are excited to expand our mining equipment facility in Newport News, Virginia, to better support Liebherr Mining customers around the world,” said Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. Managing Director Cort Reiser. “We’re thankful for the partnerships with the Cities of Hampton and Newport News and the Commonwealth of Virginia that have greatly enriched our operations and enabled Liebherr to bring 175 new jobs and investment to the region.”

The Governor's office approved a $1.5 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the City of Newport News and the City of Hampton with this project. The company is eligible to receive benefits from The Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

“We are proud that manufacturing companies like Liebherr are continuing to invest in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “Companies like Liebherr recognize the superior talent pool, workforce training opportunities, and strong business climate here in Virginia, and I am proud about the additional jobs and investment the company is bringing to Hampton Roads.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the City of Newport News and the City of Hampton to secure the project.

“Virginia continues to attract strategic investments from companies known worldwide, which is to the benefit of all Virginians,” added Stephen A. Edwards, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “This announcement is a testament to Virginia’s positive business climate because an international brand like Liebherr Mining Equipment has opportunities all over the world. The Port of Virginia and Liebherr have built a productive relationship over the years and we look forward to continuing to serve as the company’s logistics provider.”

Liebherr Group is an independent family-owned technology and equipment company. Industries served include Earthmoving, Deep Foundation Machines, Mobile and Crawler Cranes, Tower Cranes, Concrete Technology, Material Handling Technology, Mining, Maritime Cranes, Aerospace and Transportation Systems, Gear Technology and Automation Systems, Refrigeration and Freezing, Components as well as Hotels in Ireland, Austria and Germany.

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