A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Copeland Industrial Park in Newport News to celebrate the construction of the new Liebherr USA, Co. headquarters. The $45 million expansion project will include construction of three new buildings: a four-story administrative building, warehouse and parts distribution center, and production and workshop facility to support the company’s cranes, construction and concrete division. More than 251,000 square feet will be added to the existing 560,000 square foot Liebherr campus. 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.
In attendance were members of the Liebherr family, executive management and Newport News city officials. With shovels in hand, 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.
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 providing sales and service for nine 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.