December 2, 2019
CLARK MATERIAL HANDLING COMPANY COMPLETES EXPANSION OF LEXINGTON KENTUCKY ASSEMBLY FACILITY
Lexington, KY – December 2, 2019 – CLARK Material Handling Company (CLARK), a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts, announces the completion of the recent expansion at its manufacturing facility in Lexington, KY. With the completion of this third Lexington facility, CLARK continues the re-shoring of assembly of its "heart-of-the-line" S-SERIES internal combustion products.
Held at the factory entrance, the ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opened the new facility and was conducted by SS Baik, Vice Chairman of CLARK Material Handling International, along with CLARK Material Handling Co. President & CEO Dennis Lawrence. "With the opening of this new facility, we're marking an important step toward our future growth," said Lawrence.
"This facility will improve our overall operations, drive out waste and reduce lead times. This also represents our ongoing commitment and investment to the Lexington area," he added.
"With the opening of this new 18,000 sq. ft. facility, we're now able to meet the growing demand for the CLARK electric and internal combustion products, and, CLARK will have the assembly capacity for nearly 80% of its products in Lexington," commented Scott Johnson, CLARK Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Combined with the completion of our R & D / Engineering Center in 2017, this new facility represents another key component to our future growth and desire to exceed customer expectations through high-quality material handling solutions," he concluded.
Dennis Lawrence and SS Baik - holding the ceremonial scissors - and several other CLARK
team members stand ready to open the new CLARK Lexington assembly facility.
About CLARK Material Handling Company
CLARK Material Handling Company has been an industry leader since its production of the first gasoline powered material handling truck in 1917. CLARK has over 550 locations worldwide with dealer representation in more than 80 countries. A full range of I.C. and Electric trucks for diverse applications are available in the CLARK product line. For more information about CLARK, CLARK products and job opportunities at CLARK, please visit: www.clarkmhc.com