Harrington Hoists Plans Expansion

Leases 97,000-square-foot facility in Elizabethtown, Pa.

Harrington Hoists began occupying the space in early December and hopes to be fully operational by May 2013. The hoist manufacturer plans to add additional staff in the spring.

The space is needed to support growth in North American manufacturing and to accommodate expanding sales, the company said in a press release. The facility will house warehousing and assembly operations of hoist components. Operations, fabrication and cell production manufacturing will remain at Harrington's Manheim, Pa., facility.

Harrington Hoists is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kito Corporation of Japan and is part of the Kito Group.

"This move is a huge step in our global manufacturing diversification and will allow Harrington Hoists Inc. to improve our service to the U.S. and the Americas,” said Carlo Lonardi, chief operating officer. “We have been very excited to work closely with our parent company, Kito Corporation, in moving of both the sourcing and manufacturing operations to the U.S. for these particular products. The proximity to our suppliers and our Manheim resources has made Elizabethtown the ideal location for this new operation.”

Harrington Hoists Inc. is a supplier and manufacturer of electric chain and wire rope hoists, air powered hoists, lever hoists, manual hand chain hoists, trolleys, cranes, crane components and a full line of replacement parts.