LiuGong North America, headquartered in Katy, Texas, is scheduled to move to a larger interim facility to support its expanding dealer network.
The move comes after LiuGong North America announced its most profitable year on record since the company began operations in the US in 2008. The new facility, located at 22220 Merchants Way, Suite 100 in Katy, Texas will almost triple the amount of space currently housing the company’s operations.
“We are in the process of identifying a large tract of land to buy and build a permanent facility to include parts warehouse, training center, shop, paint booth, fabrication & assembly, equipment proving ground, and equipment storage yard. While we are eager to “put a shovel in the ground” for the larger, permanent facility, land acquisition and construction is a longer process. Due to our rapid growth; increased personnel and parts stocking requirements, we needed to make this strategic interim move to support our growing dealer network today,” explained Marc Dowdell, LiuGong North America President.
LiuGong will move into their new interim facility the week of February 24th, with a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place on March 1st, 2014. “The Merchants Way facility is brand new construction, which will accommodate parts warehousing, office, and training. It is reflective our growth, investment, and commitment to the North and Central American markets and provides increased capabilities and a more professional environment in supporting our dealers,” says Marc Dowdell.
The LiuGong North America space will feature over 27,000 SQFT of warehouse space and close to 8,000 SQFT of office space for a combined total of almost 35,000 SQFT. The expanded facility will serve to support North America, Mexico and Central America regions.