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Manitou Group to Rationalize U.S. Footprint

Manitou Group to Rationalize U.S. Footprint

Manitou Group, a worldwide reference in handling, access platforms, and earthmoving solutions, will cease operations in Waco, Texas, at the end of March 2021 and consolidate most of the production in South Dakota.

Manitou says the move will optimize its production capacities in the United States.

Production of articulated loaders will be consolidated in Yankton, one of Manitou’s two factories in South Dakota, where 50 positions will be created.

Forklift production will be moved to Beaupréau, France.

The North American importing platform will be concentrated in Baltimore.

The rationalization of its US footprint and a streamlined operation will allow the group to boost its performance to always maintain innovation and service to U.S. customers for the future.

Strengthening the Manitou Group position in the U.S. remains its key market strategy, the company said in a press release.

“Our priority now is to assist our 148 employees based in Waco with job searches, including providing resume assistance and connecting employees to resources offered by the Texas Workforce Commission," said Alexandre Caharel, vice president of the Compact & Articulated Loaders business unit.


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