Harrington Hoists Expands Manufacturing in Pennsylvania
The expansion is a strategic step toward global manufacturing diversification that allows the company to improve service to the U.S. and the Americas.
Harrington Hoists, Inc. (Manheim, PA), recently leased and occupied 97,000 sq ft of commercial property in the Conewago Industrial Park (Elizabethtown, PA) this past December and hopes to be fully operational by May.
The company is a leading supplier and manufacturer of electric chain and wire rope hoists, air powered hoists, lever hoists, manual hand chain hoists, trolleys, cranes, crane components and a full line of replacement parts.
The company is hiring new people in April, after operations are launched, to begin operations at this facility. The space is needed to support the company’s growth in North American manufacturing and for the expansion of their sales. Harrington will also house warehousing and assembly operations in this facility. Operations, fabrication and cell production manufacturing will remain at the Manheim facility.
Harrington Hoists is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kito Corporation of Japan and is part of the Kito Group. The company’s additional manufacturing is part of a corporate strategy of global expansion.
“This move is a huge step in our global manufacturing diversification and will allow us to improve our service to the U.S. and the Americas,” said Carlo Lonardi, the chief operating officer of Harrington Hoists. “We have been very excited to work closely with our parent company in the moving of both the sourcing and manufacturing operations to the U.S. for these particular products. The proximity to our suppliers and our Manheim resources has made Elizabethtown the ideal location for this new operation.” www.harringtonhoists.com