Manitowoc Crane Group plans aerial work platform business restructuring

Manitowoc Crane Group has presented plans to restructure its Manlift aerial work platform businesses, which will be exclusively focused on vertical mast products. The restructuring plan includes: discontinuing U.S. Manlift production at the Shady Grove, Pa., facility; discontinuing the scissor-lift and boom-lift product segments and closing the Liftlux facility in Dillingen, Germany; developing the remaining Toucan vertical mast segment and marketing its products under the Manlift brand and the Toucan product name in Europe; and continuing to provide aftermarket parts and service support for the discontinued product lines through Manitowoc CraneCare. Works council representatives in Europe are reviewing the plan.