Link-Belt amid plant expansion

18 March 2008

Link-Belt has announced a major expansion project that will add 90,000 square feet to its crane facility in Lexington, KY. The expansion, which represents a capital investment of more than $24 million, will create 120 new jobs. The company announced that the project, which broke ground at the beginning of June, will expand its crane manufacturing and support capabilities.

“Over the last several years we have made great strides in our journey from Lean Manufacturing to our Link-Belt Production System,” said Chuck Martz, president and CEO. “We have systematically put in place a timeline of actions that have improved our efficiencies and have resulted in an increased overall production capacity.”

Martz said the company plans to add an additional telescopic crane assembly line in addition to a dedicated boom component shot blast and painting facility. “These additions in conjunction with our ongoing Lean efforts and an improving vendor supply environment will position us to better serve our customer needs,” he added.

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