The Manitowoc Crane Group has begun a multi-million-dollar expansion and renovation project on its manufacturing facility in Shady Grove, Pa.
The Shady Grove manufacturing plant is comprised of 11 manufacturing buildings located on a 305-acre campus. In August 2007, construction began on additions to two of the buildings.
A 9,000-square-foot addition will house a new wash, paint and shipping area in the Manitowoc Model 999 crawler assembly building. This portion of the project is scheduled for completion in January.
The boom fabrication facility expansion will also be completed in January. This 12,000-square-foot expansion will add the space necessary to incorporate National Crane boom assembly. According to the company, the reallocation of resources will provide a number of benefits in the manufacturing process including a reduction in material handling; alignment of assembly functions with the appropriate assembly line station; and relocation of National Crane boom assembly to streamline the manufacturing and assembly process.
“These additions and renovations to the Shady Grove facility will help streamline our manufacturing process and improve our manufacturing efficiency,” said Larry Weyers, executive vice president of the Americas region. “This will go a long way toward increasing manufacturing capacity in the United States and help MCG respond more quickly to customer requests and service needs.”
In addition, Manitowoc Crane Group is renovating an existing 36,000-square-feet of office space for Manitowoc Crane CARE. The new area, which will also include Manitowoc Crane CARE’s training facility, will provide additional space for expanded operation. Completion of the renovation is expected in February.
The Manitowoc Co. is an international provider of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes and boom trucks.