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Manitex Awarded New Military Contract for Knuckleboom Cranes

Sep. 9, 2019 – Manitex International Inc. has been awarded a new contract valued at approximately $4.5 million to supply knuckleboom cranes to an international military entity. Initial production is anticipated to start in early 2020, and the contract provides for an optional $4 million in additional deliveries.

The custom Manitex knuckle boom crane was engineered and configured to the customer’s demanding specifications, and passed a thorough performance testing protocol that lasted several months and included heavy off-road durability and strength testing.

Randy Wingenroth, SVP – Articulating Cranes of Manitex International, added, "We are proud to receive this contract from one of the world's leading military organizations who maintains very stringent and demanding product specifications for their operations in the field. This contract award provides a solid foundation for military production of articulating cranes at our Georgetown, Texas, plant and further supports our growth plans for this location. We look forward to providing equipment that supports the safety, security, and success of our country's and our allies' servicemen and women, here and abroad."


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