Liebherr opens new, expanded headquarters

Liebherr USA Co., Newport News, Virginia, has formally moved into a newly expanded headquarters. The facilities house employees who work in administration, finance, human resources, sales, information technology, marketing, product support and distribution for nine product units under the Liebherr USA Co. umbrella.

According to Liebherr, about 500 people work at the Newport News headquarters.

“Besides moving into a new facility, which is a highlight for our employees who contribute immensely to our success in the U.S., what stands out for me the most, is the message that this $60 million investment sends to our customers,” says Torben Reher, managing director of Liebherr USA Co. “Apart from investing in research and design for cutting-edge technology, we have a long-term focus while looking at our business and the relationships with our customers. Thus, we want to grow together and our new site is the evidence for this approach.”

Reher says the new campus will help Liebherr better serve customers by increasing production operations for concrete pumps and repair capacity for mobile and crawler cranes as well as for construction equipment.

“We will now be able to do boom alignments for mobile cranes up to 750 tons,” he says. “Furthermore, the new shop will be a lot closer to our many customers in the Northeast region, which will lead to lower logistics costs.”

The new shop is also equipped to handle more Liebherr earthmoving equipment, he says.

The site also features a new training center and workshop.

“In our workshop, we will not only focus on predelivery inspections and standard repair work, but also recondition machines in bays allocated to complete this task,” says Peter Mayr, managing director of Liebherr USA Co.

Additionally, the expanded headquarters feature a new warehouse, which provides a 50 percent increase in storage capacity compared with the former headquarters.

Liebherr has a number of product units, including those for construction equipment, crawler cranes and mobile cranes.

Doosan welcomes EquipmentShare locations as new dealerships

Doosan Infracore North America LLC, Suwanee, Georgia, has partnered with EquipmentShare to expand its dealer network with two new locations, Doosan reports in a news release. The new dealerships are located in Salt Lake City and in Commerce City, Colorado.

Founded in 2014, EquipmentShare has expanded its product offerings and physical rental yard locations. It is a construction technology solutions provider and an equipment rental service provider. EquipmentShare also has dedicated dealership locations in several markets. They will serve as dedicated dealerships at their two new locations.

The partnership with EquipmentShare gives Doosan customers in Utah and Colorado better access to Doosan equipment, parts and service, Doosan says. EquipmentShare offers the full line of Doosan products to serve customers in a variety of markets.

EquipmentShare manages its rental fleet through its Track smart job site technology. Track is an original equipment manufacturer-agnostic, cloud-based telematics solution. The technology offers fleet managers a platform to rent equipment, track their fleets and more, according to the company.

“We’re excited to launch this partnership with Doosan at our Salt Lake City and Denver locations,” says Jabbok Schlacks, CEO of EquipmentShare. “Doosan is a brand with years of success and a loyal customer base behind it. We’re proud to be able to partner with Doosan to better serve our customers and provide them with the quality, dependable equipment they need.”

Expanding the company’s footprint in these metropolitan areas provides Doosan the opportunity to grow its brand, serve its existing customers and cultivate new relationships in a variety of markets, it says.

Jaisen Kohmuench

Eriez appoints new vice president of international business

Eriez has promoted Jaisen Kohmuench to the position of vice president international. Kohmuench has been with the Erie, Pennsylvania-headquartered manufacturing company since 2000, serving most recently as senior director of Asia-Pacific operations and strategy with responsibility for Eriez’s subsidiaries in China, Japan and Australia.

Eriez President and CEO Lukas Guenthardt says, “As a member of our corporate management team, Jaisen will be instrumental in developing policies and strategic plans for the global Eriez organization. Given his experience working in many different capacities and operations at Eriez in Erie and internationally, Jaisen has the qualities to take our 12 international subsidiaries to the next level.”

Kohmuench attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a doctorate in mining and minerals engineering. He also holds a professional engineers certification.

During his career, Kohmuench has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2018 Frank F. Aplan Award presented by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration and American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. Additionally, Kohmuench has published an array of technical papers and made dozens of professional presentations at various domestic and international conferences, the company says.

Eriez specializes in separation technologies. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid recycling, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate, textile and power industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international subsidiaries located on six continents.