LiuGong North America, headquartered in Katy, Texas, has moved to a larger interim facility to support its expanding dealer network.
The move comes after LiuGong North America announced its most profitable year on record since the company began operations in the United States in 2008. The new facility, located at 22220 Merchants Way, Suite 100 in Katy, Texas, will almost triple the amount of space currently housing the company's operations.
“We are in the process of identifying a large tract of land to buy and build a permanent facility to include parts warehouse, training center, shop, paint booth, fabrication and assembly, equipment proving ground and equipment storage yard. While we are eager to 'put a shovel in the ground' for the larger, permanent facility, land acquisition and construction is a longer process. Due to our rapid growth, increased personnel and parts stocking requirements, we needed to make this strategic interim move to support our growing dealer network today,” explained Marc Dowdell, LiuGong North America president.
LiuGong moved into its new interim facility the week of Feb. 24, with a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place on March 1st, 2014.
“The Merchants Way facility is brand new construction, which will accommodate parts warehousing, office and training. It is reflective of our growth, investment and commitment to the North and Central American markets and provides increased capabilities and a more professional environment in supporting our dealers,” said Dowdell.
The LiuGong North America space will feature more than 27,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and close to 8,000 sq. ft. of office space for a combined total of almost 35,000 sq. ft. The expanded facility will serve to support North America, Mexico and Central America regions.