Liebherr-International AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery and earthmoving equipment, has invested $45 million in the expansion of its Newport News, Virginia, USA, facility.
Liebherr has been manufacturing and operating in Newport News for nearly 50 years. The expansion will include construction of three buildings on twenty-eight acres adjacent to the current manufacturing facility.
“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 new facilities will be more than 251,000 square feet and will be occupied by Liebherr USA, Co. The expansion will offer space for a 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.