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Joy Global might upgrade Longview facility; remove domes

Joy Global might upgrade Longview facility; remove domes
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POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 12:33pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 12:44pm

A little more than a year after Joy Global purchased LeTourneau Technologies in a $1.1 billion cash acquisition, the Wisconsin-based company wants to upgrade the Longview facility and expand its wheel loader product line.

Among plans are the removal of most of the “LeTourneau domes.” Though iconic, officials said the domes are inefficient.

To make the planned upgrades, the company hopes to create at least 30 additional full-time jobs and expand its work force training capabilities.

Joy Global representatives told the board of Longview Economic Development Corp. that they would like to see $13 million invested in upgrades. They prefaced that by saying they had not yet received the go-ahead from its corporate office to proceed.

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