Liebherr breaks ground on new headquarters

By |  July 24, 2018

Members of the Liebherr family, executive management and Newport News city officials at Liebherr’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new headquarters. Photo courtesy of Liebherr.

Liebherr USA Co. began construction on a new headquarters in Newport News, Virginia, with a groundbreaking ceremony at Copeland Industrial Park.

Members of the Liebherr family, executive management and Newport News city officials were present for the ceremony, marking the commencement of the company’s $45 million expansion.

The new site is adjacent to the company’s current headquarters, where Liebherr has been manufacturing and operating for the last 48 years. 

Included in the new facility are three new buildings: a state-of-the-art, four-story administrative building; a warehouse and parts distribution center; and a production and workshop facility to serve the company’s cranes, construction and concrete divisions. Once completed, the new buildings will add more than 251,000 sq. ft. to the existing 560,000-sq.-ft. Liebherr campus.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2020, according to the company, and the new facility will house employees working in administration, finance, marketing, human resources, sales and service, product support, and production and distribution.

“The U.S. is a strategic market for Liebherr and with this investment we send a clear message of commitment to our customers, employees and the local community here in Newport News,” says Torben Reher, managing director of Liebherr USA.

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