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Milestone reached on new Liebherr USA Co. headquarters construction project

Milestone reached on new Liebherr USA Co. headquarters construction project

  • $45 million expansion also includes state of the art warehouse and workshop facility
  • The project will add over 251,000 square feet to the company’s campus

The final piece of structural steel was recently installed at the Liebherr USA, Co. new headquarters building – a significant construction milestone. Work is on schedule for completion in 2020. The project will house Liebherr USA, Co. employees working in administration, finance, marketing, human resources, sales and service, product support, production and distribution for nine product units.

The final structural steel was recently placed on Liebherr’s new administration building in Newport News, VA.

Members of the Liebherr family, executive management and Newport News city officials gathered in July 2018 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the $45 million project, which marks a new chapter for Liebherr in the United States. The company has outgrown its existing four-story administration building, which is 100 percent occupied.

Favorable weather has allowed construction to proceed without any significant delays, according to safety and facilities manager Terrence Leo. Curtain walls are now being installed on the state-of-the-art four-story administration building. Vertical metal stud framing is underway and the building’s weather barrier is being placed. Next, concrete floor slabs will be poured and windows will be installed. Once the buildings are closed in, work can continue in any weather. A new warehouse and workshop also are part of this expansive project.

Modern warehouse will significantly increase capacity

“The new Liebherr USA, Co. warehouse in Newport News will allow all aspects of our logistics operation to be fully centralized and integrated into a modern state of the art facility,“ said Oliver Frey, general manager of warehousing and logistics. “The new Liebherr USA facility will provide the latest safety features and an increase of 50 percent in storage capacity. In addition to the increased shelf space, the warehousing will also incorporate a dual shuttle vertical lifting machine to increase small component picking speed and storage capacity over our existing single shuttle unit.”

Frey added that “all pallet racking will be modernized to include the latest safety features and location barcoding will be implemented for all bin locations. Our receiving and shipping departments will also be ergonomically separated to allow for better material flow through the facility versus our current conditions.”

Concrete aprons on the east and south sides of the warehouse will provide outdoor storage for large components such as counterweights, track chains, and sticks. The south apron will also feature a large canopy for inbound and outbound freight staging. A two-story office and conference room for managers and staff will be located on the warehouse’s south side. Frey said an overview of the entire logistics operation is possible from these offices.

Work on the warehouse portion of the expansion project is ongoing.

Workshop facility will enhance customer support and service

Liebherr’s Houston, Texas-based mobile and crawler cranes workshop has also outgrown its capacity. The division is opening a second workshop for cranes and construction equipment in Newport News to accommodate a growing East Coast customer base. The mobile and crawler cranes division will have three stations to service and repair equipment. This will allow the division to improve its efficiency and productivity.

Twelve repair stations will be available for the earthmoving division – an increase from the eight currently available – for equipment modifications and pre-delivery inspections. In addition, the building will also house a semi-knockdown kit assembly area for concrete pumps.  Warehouse roof installation is underway and foundation work is in progress for the workshop.

When completed, the new buildings will add over 251,000 square feet to the company’s existing 560,000 square foot campus. The existing four-story administration building will be retained, renovated and fully occupied by Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News, Co. Liebherr‘s manufacturing of large mining gauge trucks will continue in Newport News.

After nearly 50 years of operation in Newport News, Liebherr is at another positive growth juncture. This investment in administrative, warehouse and workshop facilities greatly expands the company’s operations and demonstrates Liebherr’s long-term commitment to Virginia and the US market.

An artistic rendering of the completed Liebherr USA expansion project.

About Liebherr USA, Co.

Liebherr USA, Co., based in Newport News, VA, provides sales and service on behalf of nine different Liebherr product units: construction equipment; mining; mobile and crawler cranes; tower cranes; concrete technology; foundation equipment; maritime cranes; components and appliances, which includes refrigerators and freezers.

About Liebherr Group

Established in 1949, the Liebherr Group is a leading manufacturer of earthmoving equipment and a supplier of innovative user-oriented products and services in many other fields. The family-owned company employs more than 43,000 people in more than 130 companies on all continents. Liebherr’sproduct range covers earthmoving and material handling machinery, mining equipment, mobile cranes, tower cranes, concrete technology, domestic appliances, maritime cranes, aerospace and transportation systems, machine tools and automation systems as well as high-performance components for mechanical, hydraulic and electrical drive and control technology. Liebherr also operates hotels in Ireland, Austria, and Germany

Liebherr USA Co. Celebrates the Groundbreaking of its New Headquarters in Newport News, VA.

Liebherr USA, Co. continues to strengthen its position in North America and prepares for

sustainable long-term growth.

Liebherr begins construction of its $45 million expansion in Newport News, VA.

Newport News, VA (USA) July 23, 2018 – Members of the Liebherr family, Executive

Management and Newport News city officials gathered last Friday, July 20th for a

groundbreaking ceremony on site in Copeland Industrial Park to celebrate the

construction of the new Liebherr USA, Co. headquarters.

The commencement of this $45 million expansion project marks the beginning of an exciting

new chapter for Liebherr in the United States. The company that has been manufacturing

and operating in Newport News, VA for over 48 years broke ground at the site adjacent to

its current location. The new facility will serve as the new headquarters for Liebherr USA,

Co. and will include the construction of three new buildings: a state-of-the-art four-story

administrative building, a carefully designed warehouse, and parts distribution center to meet

current and future requirements, and a modernized production and workshop facility

intended to support the company’s cranes, construction, and concrete divisions. Once

completed, the new buildings will add over 251,000 square feet to the existing 560,000

square foot Liebherr campus. This investment will greatly impact the company’s operations

in the U.S. and drive Liebherr’s strategy for long-term growth.

With shovels in hand, Mrs. Sophie Albrecht, Jan Liebherr, Newport News Mayor McKinley

Price, Managing Directors of Liebherr USA, Co., its building partners and government

officials broke ground during the ceremony.

“The US 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,” said Torben Reher, Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co.

“We are grateful for Liebherr’s corporate citizenship, the investments, and the jobs the

company has provided for our citizens and others around the region. This expansion will set

the stage for even greater success as the company continues to grow, and we are proud to

partner with and support Liebherr now and always.” McKinley Price, Mayor of Newport

News, VA.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2020 and will house Liebherr USA, Co.

employees working in administration, finance, marketing, human resources, sales and

service, product support, production and distribution for eight product divisions.

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.

About Liebherr USA, Co.

Liebherr USA, Co., based in Newport News, VA provides sales and service on behalf of

nine different Liebherr product units: Construction Equipment; Mining; Mobile and Crawler

Cranes; Tower Cranes; Concrete Technology; Foundation Equipment; Maritime Cranes;

Components and the Appliances, which includes refrigerators and freezers.

About Liebherr Group

Established in 1949, the Liebherr Group is today a leading manufacturer of earthmoving

equipment and a supplier of innovative user-oriented products and services in many other

fields. The family-owned company employs more than 43,000 people in more than 130

companies on all continents. Liebherr’s product range covers earthmoving and material

handling machinery, mining equipment, mobile cranes, tower cranes, concrete technology,

domestic appliances, maritime cranes, aerospace and transportation systems, machine

tools and automation systems as well as high-performance components for mechanical,

hydraulic and electrical drive and control technology. Liebherr also operates hotels in

Ireland, Austria, and Germany.

The Group’s holding company is Liebherr-International AG in Bulle, Switzerland, which is

entirely owned by members of the Liebherr family.

 

Liebherr USA, Co., Construction Equipment Division continues to expand with a new company owned store in Kansas City, MO

The grand opening of the new Liebherr Equipment Source (LES) store is set for April 2, 2017, located at 707 Mulberry Street, Kansas City, MO. The new location is the first one in the state of Missouri (MO), and supports the Construction Equipment Division‘s goals to strengthen its customer support and equipment distribution across the United States.

The new Liebherr Equipment Source (LES) store will service the general Kansas City market and provide service to the outlying areas of Kansas and Missouri. This additional location will accommodate the customers in the region with a variety of services such as; parts, service; both in-shop and on-the-road, maintenance, leasing, and sales of Liebherr construction equipment. The facility will include four service bays, a loading dock, and two training rooms.

“We are delighted to be opening this new Liebherr Equipment Source location to better service the Kansas and Missouri regions. Our goal is to supply the highest quality of Liebherr service, parts and equipment to ensure top operating conditions for our customers,“ says Peter Mayr, Managing Director of

Currently, Liebherr has four Equipment Source (LES) locations; there are two in Virginia, one in Maryland, and one in North Carolina. These locations – including the new one in Missouri – provide only original Liebherr Parts when customers require services. This service concept is especially important to ensure the safest, most reliable, cost-efficient, and productive operations for Liebherr customers.