Manitowoc last week officially introduced the new expansions to its Shady Grove crane manufacturing plant during a special ceremony for employees and company management at the Pennsylvania facility.
More than 170 new jobs have been created at the facility through the increased productivity of the plant. The expansion includes two new additions: a 50,000-square-foot area in the final assembly building and a 10,000-square-foot addition in the boom assembly area.
Eric Etchart, president of Manitowoc Cranes, spoke at the ceremony. He highlighted the key role played by the Shady Grove facility in Manitowoc’s global set-up.
“Shady Grove is one of our flagship factories,” he said. “For our customers it represents everything that is great about our company — tradition, strength, reputation and quality. With the changes here in Shady Grove, we are showing our customers and Pennsylvania that we are committed to this industry and to this state. Grove has enjoyed 60 strong years in this community. We want to lay the foundations now for the next 60 years, and beyond.”
Manitowoc’s Shady Grove manufacturing plant produces Grove all-terrain cranes, rough-terrain cranes, truck-mounted cranes and industrial cranes. It also produces boom trucks under the National Crane brand name. The plant, which has been making cranes since 1947, employs approximately 2,300 employees.
Manitowoc is actively seeking professional and production employees at the Shady Grove facility. For more information and to apply for positions online visit www.manitowoc.com.
Headquartered in Manitowoc, Wis., the Manitowoc Company is one of the world's largest providers of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes and boom trucks.