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Mitsubishi Plans Large Forklift Expansion in Texas

Posted by: admin on May 21, 2014

When you hear about companies going from one place to another, it usually involves jobs leaving the United States. But the tide is turning a little bit – and the forklift industry is responsible.

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklifts in Texas recently completed a new assembly building for electric forklifts. The new facility will increase production in the Houston area by 40 percent.

The bottom line for job applicants is that 110 new jobs are available in Houston. The production jobs used to be done overseas in Europe and Japan.

Two main factors are responsible for Mitsubishi putting the plant in Houston: a general increase in American manufacturing jobs, and also the growing electric forklift market. Some people think electric forklifts will replace standard gas and propane-powered lifts in the next 15 to 20 years.

Forklift Expansion

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The new Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklifts building in Houston has the ability to build nearly 20,000 forklifts each year. The forklifts will have brand names you probably recognize: Mitsubishi, Cat, and Jungheinrich. With just 110 workers building tens of thousands of forklifts, the plant will be one of the most productive in the entire United States, not just in Texas.

With the economy picking up, forklift jobs will be in higher demand. Employers are always looking for drivers with the right experience and skills. can help with the skills part. Our OSHA compliant training courses are available online, so you can work around your busy (or your busy employees’) schedule. Companies just like Mitsubishi (and those who use Mitsubishi, Cat, and Jungheinrich forklifts) will be hiring qualified forklift drivers.

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