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POSTED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 8:04pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 8:14pm

The Longview manufacturing plant that has had the LeTourneau named tied to it for 67 years is going through a big change — this one in a name that will not include the LeTourneau moniker.

The former LeTourneau Technologies was purchased by Milwaukee, Wisc.-based Joy Global for $1.1 billion in June and will be known by that name in the future, company officials announced Thursday.

Michael Sutherlin, Joy Global CEO, said in a prepared statement released Thursday that all of the parent company’s businesses will be aligned under a single identity.

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