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February 27, 2020

Liebherr celebrates 50th anniversary in US

Liebherr, with U.S. headquarters in Newport News, Virginia, is celebrating its 50th anniversary operating in the states this year. With its 50th anniversary theme “United by Success,” the manufacturer says it remains focused on its commitment to U.S. customers.

Liebherr has been producing equipment in the U.S. since 1970. The company is one of the leading North American suppliers of construction machinery and sells and distributes products throughout its own locations and through an independent distribution network.

Throughout 2020, the company says it will focus on 10 innovative product divisions across the U.S. in addition to its commitment to the success of customers, business partners and employees.

“The ‘United by Success’ campaign shows that our customers and our company are one through each other’s successes and are stronger together,” Torben Reher, managing director of Liebherr USA Co., says.

Plans for 2020 include Liebherr completing the expansion of its Newport News campus. To keep pace with its growth, the new $60 million expansion will be completed in spring 2020. The new site will be adjacent to the company’s current facilities, where Liebherr has operated for its first 50 years. The new buildings will add more than 251,000 square feet to the existing 560,000-square-foot campus.

Indeco North America celebrates 30th anniversary

Indeco North America (INA), Milford, Connecticut, is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a provider of hydraulic breakers, mulching heads, compactors, pulverizers and pedestal booms. Over the past three decades, INA has grown from a small sales and support company to an internationally recognized supplier of hydraulic demolition attachments.

“Indeco achieved this milestone through the hard work and loyal dedication of its employees throughout North America,” says Bill Pankracij, digital marketing and PR analyst at Indeco North America. “It’s been an incredible journey for us to take as a business, alongside our customers and partners. We’re proud to report that our business is solid and that we are looking forward to the next 30 years that lie ahead.”

Morbark hires new international sales manager

Morbark, Winn, Michigan, has announced that George Perez will join the team as international sales manager for Mexico, Central America and South America. Perez will be handling sales for Morbark’s industrial division, which includes forestry, recycling and land-clearing equipment under the Morbark, Rayco and DENIS CIMAF brand names.

“I am excited to use my knowledge of diverse cultures and sales experience to help Morbark succeed,” says Perez. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to establish long-term personal relationships and be a resource for advising and helping customers achieve continuous business growth.”

Perez has 33 years of experience in the agricultural, construction and forestry equipment sales and support fields, as well as in cultural and economic affairs in Latin America and the Caribbean. With this experience, he has earned certifications relating to internal combustion engines, equipment safety and heavy equipment operator and technician training.

“Each of these qualities makes him the perfect fit for the role of international sales,” says Michael Stanton, Morbark’s director of industrial products. “I am excited to see what [Perez] will accomplish and how he will continue to assist in expanding Morbark’s international business activities.”