Liebherr to Invest $45 Million at Newport News Facility

Liebherr will add three new buildings to its current footprint in the U.S., helping expand and strengthen its presence in the market.

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Liebherr-International AG, the family-owned company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery and earthmoving equipment, invests $45 million in the expansion of its Newport News, VA, facility.

    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 Liebherr’s current manufacturing facility. With this investment, Liebherr continues to grow its operations in the United States.

      Once completed, the new facilities will total over 251,000 sq. ft. 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. Liebherr

        Quotes about the expansion

        Torben Reher, Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co., says, "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. 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."

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

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

        Liebherr in the U.S.

        The Liebherr Group has continually grown its operations in Newport News and throughout the U.S. since it opened in 1970. It operates 13 locations creating a wide range of jobs with roles in manufacturing as well as sales and service across all of the divisions. These operations also have a positive impact on the communities through the use of U.S. suppliers for everything from manufacturing to delivering and distributing our products.