Liebherr recently completes an extensive upgrade to its facilities in Newport News, Virginia (above).

Liebherr USA Co. marked a milestone on April 6 — the company formally moved in to a newly expanded campus in Newport News, Virginia, USA. The facilities house employees who work in administration, finance, human resources, sales, information technology, marketing, product support and distribution for nine different product units under the Liebherr USA Co. umbrella.

The move was conducted with enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures in place to ensure the health and safety of the employees, contractors, and the local community. It caps a journey that began in July 2018 when Liebherr family, company executives and Newport News city officials broke ground for the project.

“Besides moving into a new facility, which is a highlight for our employees who contribute immensely to our success in the U.S., what stands out for me the most is the message that this $60 million investment sends to our customers,” said Dr. Torben Reher, managing director, Liebherr USA Co. “Apart from investing in research and design for cutting edge.”

Liebherr opened for business in the United States 50 years ago on October 6, 1970. The existing four-story administration building dates to the early 1970s and was 100% occupied. It will be retained and houses employees of Liebherr Mining Equipment.