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CLARK Material Handling announces fourth expansion in three years at Lexington campus

Global forklift manufacturer CLARK Material Handling Co. has announced the third expansion in four years to its Lexington headquarters, a $4.6 million investment that will create 40 jobs.

“The expansion of our Lexington manufacturing footprint is an important step to position CLARK for the future,” said Dennis Lawrence, CLARK’s president and CEO. “We are proud of the fact that upon completion of this expansion and re-shoring, nearly 80% of our products will come off the line right here in Lexington. This would not be achievable without the dedication of the local workforce and the support of state and local officials.”

CLARK’s North American’s Company leaders expect the investment to triple production at the campus. In conjunction with this expansion, CLARK will begin re-shoring to Lexington production of its mainstay internal combustion products, the “S-Series,” with volume production expected this summer.

“We are grateful for the new jobs and investment CLARK is bringing to the Bluegrass region through yet another exciting expansion,” said Gov. Bevin. “Our administration is committed to fostering a strong, sustained business climate that encourages growth and innovation. Continuing investment from Kentucky companies like CLARK underscores the commonwealth’s growing reputation as America’s center for engineering and manufacturing excellence.”

The company hosted a ceremony today at its headquarters to celebrate the expansion.

CLARK has produced more than 1 million forklifts since 1917, when the company helped establish the material handling industry by starting production of the first gasoline-powered material handling truck. CLARK opened its Kentucky facility in 1974 and relocated its company headquarters to Lexington in 1985.

In addition to its full line of electric and internal combustion forklifts, CLARK also supplies manual and powered pallet jacks, narrow aisle forklifts and genuine CLARK aftermarket parts.

For more information on CLARK Material Handling Company, visit www.clarkmhc.com.

From Governor’s Office

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