Manitowoc Cranes to close Port Washington facility

Freeman Staff

Dec. 22, 2015

PORT WASHINGTON — Manitowoc Cranes LLC informed the Department of Workforce Development on Monday that it will close its facility in Port Washington, which will affect about 80 employees.

Those layoffs are expected to take place in stages from approximately June 2 through Aug. 1, according to the announcement.

Manitowoc Cranes operates the manufacturing facility at 1190 Mineral Springs Drive in Port Washington. DWD's regional workforce partner, the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board, will provide Rapid Response services to affected workers.

No reason was provided in the letter to the state about Manitowoc Cranes’ decision to close the facility.

The company is one of the world’s largest providers of lifting equipment for the construction industry.