Manitowoc expects to hire 200 in six months

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Manitowoc business is picking up in 2011, and the Shady Grove plant expects to hire 200 people in the first half of the year. It is advertising for production positions such as welders, painters, assemblers, machine operators and supervisors on its website. It also has professional opportunities in engineering, purchasing, safety and information systems.

Glen Tellock, Manitowoc chairman and CEO, reported that both in North America and Europe, signs of modest recovery were evident. Dealers were beginning to replenish their inventories.

Crane sales in the last quarter of 2010 were $491.4 million, up 2.3 percent from a year earlier, and up 12 percent from the previous quarter.

Two years ago the company laid off 750 workers but hired 200 in 2010.

The Shady Grove facility specializes in Grove mobile cranes, Potain tower cranes, National Crane boom trucks and Shuttlelift industrial cranes.

Manitowoc also has a foodservice sector.

"With our foodservice integration complete and the belief that 2010 was the trough year for cranes, we view the next 12 months as a transition year for Manitowoc. As such, we anticipate year-over-year growth for both of our operating segments for the first time since 2008," Tellock reported.

Online applications are available at www.manitowoc.com/careers