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Contact: Steve Adriance, Marketing and Communications
CLARK INCREASES MANUFACTURING FOOTPRINT IN KENTUCKY
Lexington, KY – December 28, 2015 CLARK Material Handling Company, a leading global manufacturer of forklift trucks, announced today an expansion of its Lexington, KY manufacturing facility which will significantly increase CLARK’s under-roof manufacturing in Lexington by more than 200 percent.
Beginning in May 2016, CLARK will start production of its popular ECX (four-wheel electric) and TMX (three-wheel electric) models in Lexington, KY, which were previously produced in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The ECX and TMX will join the NPX, ESX, PWX and HWX models, which are currently produced in CLARK’s Lexington manufacturing facility.
In conjunction with this reshoring of production to Lexington, CLARK also announced today that it has purchased an adjacent four acre parcel of land including a multipurpose building to augment its existing facilities which now total over 162,000 square feet at the Lexington campus. This expansion at CLARK is the first phase in growing its global footprint in North America, Brazil and Europe. When the expansion is complete, by 2020, it is anticipated that CLARK’s global manufacturing capabilities will have grown 1.5 times from its current size.
“The investment CLARK is making today in its Lexington manufacturing operations is a direct result of the significant increase in business opportunities which CLARK has experienced over the past two years,” said Dennis Lawrence, CLARK’s President and CEO. “The expansion of manufacturing operations in North America solidifies CLARK’s long term commitment to its dealers and customers while providing additional employment opportunities for Central Kentuckians.”
About CLARK Material Handling Company
CLARK Material Handling Company, an industry leader since its production of the first gasoline-powered material handling truck in 1917, will be celebrating 100 years in the material handling business in May 2017. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, CLARK is a privately held global company and has built more than one million forklifts across its history. CLARK supplies a full range of internal combustion and electric trucks and parts which are distributed through its global network of more than 550 dealers. For additional information on CLARK, its products or to locate a dealer visit www.clarkmhc.com or call toll free (866) 252-5275.