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Liebherr Mining Equipment expanding in Hampton Roads, investing $72.3 million and adding 175 jobs

Gov.Glenn Youngkin announced June 25 that Liebherr Mining Equipment, an international leader in the production of industrial mining equipment, will invest $72.3 million to expand in the City of Newport News and the City of Hampton. The project will expand manufacturing capabilities and create 175 new jobs.

“We thank Liebherr, an international leader in mining equipment manufacturing, for its commitment to the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Gov.  Youngkin. “Liebherr has recognized that Virginia is strategically located to serve as its global production headquarters for mining trucks and service customers within the United States and across the world. We celebrate the community partnership of Liebherr, and the cities of Newport News and Hampton that made this expansion possible.”

“We are proud that manufacturing companies like Liebherr are continuing to invest in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Caren Merrick, Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “Companies like Liebherr recognize the superior talent pool, workforce training opportunities, and strong business climate here in Virginia, and I am proud about the additional jobs and investment the company is bringing to Hampton Roads.”

“We are excited to expand our mining equipment facility in Newport News, Virginia, USA, to better support Liebherr Mining customers around the world,” said Cort Reiser, Liebherr’s Managing Director of Mining Equipment Newport News.

“We’re thankful for the partnerships with the Cities of Hampton and Newport News and the Commonwealth of Virginia that have greatly enriched our operations and enabled Liebherr to bring 175 new jobs and investment to the region.”

“Virginia continues to attract strategic investments from companies known worldwide, which is to the benefit of all Virginians,” said Stephen A. Edwards, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “This announcement is a testament to Virginia’s positive business climate because an international brand like Liebherr Mining Equipment has opportunities all over the world. The Port of Virginia and Liebherr have built a productive relationship over the years and we look forward to continuing to serve as the company’s logistics provider.”

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