Dignitaries gathered on July 20 with Liebherr executives in Newport News, Virginia, for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Copeland Industrial Park to celebrate the construction of the new Liebherr USA Co. headquarters. This $45 million expansion project marks the beginning of a new chapter in the United States, according to Liebherr.

The new facility 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 more than 251,000 square feet to the existing 560,000-square-foot Liebherr campus.

Liebherr said this investment will significantly impact its U.S. operations and drive its strategy for long-term growth.

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.