As announced earlier this year, Maxon Lift Corp. is building its second manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico. The first phase of the project will add 400,000+ square feet of manufacturing space, with up to 600,000 square feet of building space in future phases.
This additional capacity is designed to give Maxon the capability to build over 100% of the liftgates needed in the North American market, with more capacity available in future phases to fill industry demand for the next 20-30 years.
Despite the worldwide supply chain issues that also impact construction projects, the plant is on target to be fully operational in 2022, according to the company. Additionally, Maxon has already hired a core team that will be responsible for the start up of the new site.
“The entire Maxon family is very excited about this opportunity,” says Casey Lugash, member of the Office of the President for Maxon, “This investment shows the family’s commitment to the North American liftgate industry, and our confidence that Maxon will continue to be the leader of the growing North American liftgate market.”
Upon completion, Maxon will have over 800,000 total square feet of liftgate manufacturing space spread across the two plants.
“This is very exciting for our customers,” says Brent Stratton, also a member of the Office of the President, “The location of this plant will lower transit times to our customers by up to a week. Add in the fact that we are more than doubling capacity with this plant, we expect lead times to become a thing of the past in the liftgate industry.”