Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. broke ground on an expansion of its Houston, Texas, headquarters manufacturing facility. The multi-million dollar Mitsubishi Caterpillar breaking groundexpansion will increase the under-roof production capacity at MCFA’s world-class facility by more than 40%.

The additional manufacturing space will allow for the increased production and assembly of all electric and internal combustion forklifts. The growth will also support future production of the newly introduced Jungheinrich ECR 327/336 series of electric end rider pallet trucks in addition to other energy-efficient electric lift trucks. MCFA expects to complete the project, located at 2121 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N., in the third quarter of 2013.

“MCFA is excited about this expansion because it will allow us to offer our customers a product line built in Houston that covers all five classes of forklifts,” says Jay Gusler, vice president of operations. “In addition, we’ll be able to increase our production and assembly personnel, while contributing to the U.S. economy by engaging the services of local suppliers.”