MCFA to Expand Houston Manufacturing Facilities

Words: Dan KamysMCFA to Expand Houston Manufacturing Facilities
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich brands, is expanding its Houston manufacturing facilities.

The planned expansion will increase the under-roof production capacity at MCFA’s facility by more than 40 percent. The additional space will allow for increased production and assembly for all electric and internal combustion forklifts built in Houston.

With the introduction of this new facility, MCFA also will expand its manufacturing to include production of Cat lift trucks and Mitsubishi forklift trucks 6-16 ton internal combustion models to meet the demand of customers’ globally. The growth also will support future production of the newly introduced Jungheinrich ECR 327/336 series of electric end rider pallet trucks in addition to future products.

MCFA expects to break ground at its Houston headquarters, located at 2121 West Sam Houston Parkway North, in the first quarter of 2013. The expansion also is expected to create additional manufacturing jobs in Houston, while engaging the services of local suppliers.

 

MITSUBISHI CATERPILLAR FORKLIFT AMERICA INC. ANNOUNCES PLANS TO EXPAND HOUSTON MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

Additional Space Will Meet Growing Demand For Electric Products

 

HOUSTON (Aug. 30, 2012) – Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat?? lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich?? brands, announced today that it is expanding its Houston manufacturing facilities in order to meet the material handling industry’s growing demand for electric products.

 

The planned expansion will increase the under roof production capacity at MCFA’s world-class facility by more than 40%. The additional space will allow for increased production and assembly for all electric and internal combustion forklifts built in Houston.

 

With the introduction of this new facility, MCFA will also expand its manufacturing to include production of Cat lift trucks and Mitsubishi forklift trucks 6-16 ton internal combustion models to meet the demand of customers’ globally. The growth also will support future production of the newly introduced Jungheinrich ECR 327/336 series of electric end rider pallet trucks in addition to future products.

 

“Upon completion of this new addition, MCFA’s Houston factory will become the most comprehensive forklift manufacturing facility in North America,” said Kent Eudy, vice president of sales and marketing for MCFA. “We plan to build all five classes of products right here in Houston, giving us greater flexibility to respond to the needs of our customers and dealer network.” 

 

MCFA expects to break ground at its Houston headquarters, located at 2121 West Sam Houston Parkway North, in the first quarter of 2013. The expansion is also expected to create additional manufacturing jobs in Houston while engaging the services of local suppliers.

 

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About Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA)

Manufacturer of Industry-Leading Material Handling Equipment

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) is a leading manufacturer of forklifts in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. Based in Houston, Texas, the company distributes three distinct brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat?? lift trucks and Jungheinrich?? warehouse products. MCFA features the industry’s most extensive dealer network in North, Central and South America. The company provides customers with quality lift truck products that range from warehousing to industrial applications and are backed by industry-leading customer service. For more information about MCFA or any of the brands it manufactures and distributes, visit www.mcfa.com, www.cat-lift.com, www.jungheinrich-lift.com or www.mit-lift.com.

 

 

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