Mitsubishi Caterpillar Plans Houston Expansion
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) announced 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 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 will also expand its manufacturing to include production of Cat lift trucks and Mitsubishi forklift trucks 6-16 ton internal combustion models. 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 W. 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.