Manitowoc Marine Group
Manitowoc was founded in the lakeshore community of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in 1902 as a shipbuilding and ship-repair organization. Since that time, the company has grown and diversified, entering the lattice-boom crane business in the mid-1920's and branching into commercial refrigeration equipment shortly after World War II. Today, the company is comprised of three segments - cranes, foodservice equipment, and marine. In each of these segments Manitowoc is the industry leader in market share, product innovation, and product support services.
Founders Elias Gunnell, Charles West, and Lynford Geer set up shop in the lakeshore community of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA. In the century and more that has passed, Manitowoc has grown into a global, multi-industry success story. The original shipbuilding company has evolved into maritime giant Manitowoc Marine Group; the Manitowoc Speedcrane developed in 1925 is today's Manitowoc Crane Group, a global combination of the world's leading cranes and crane support systems; and Manitowoc Equipment Works formed after World War II is now Manitowoc Foodservice Group, a name synonymous throughout the world with quality and performance in commercial ice, beverage, and refrigeration equipment.
From its early beginnings as a wooden ship-repair facility, Manitowoc Marine Group (MMG) has forged a reputation for quality workmanship and on-time performance that is unequalled by any other shipyard. Since launching its first vessel in 1902, MMG has built a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater vessels, including freighters, tankers, and dredging equipment, as well as 1,000-ft. self-unloading bulk carriers, ocean-class containerships, Coast Guard Cutters, Naval vessels, and even 28 submarines during World War II.
Today, Manitowoc Marine Group, a division of The Manitowoc Company, is the leader in construction, conversion, maintenance, and ship repair service for the Great Lakes maritime industries. Operating more than 60% of the U.S. dry docks serving the Great Lakes, including two of the three largest graving docks, MMG has also earned a reputation as a quality leader in constructing, converting, and repairing of ocean-going vessels that transit the St. Lawrence Seaways.
Manitowoc shipyards and marine repair facility - Bay Shipbuilding, Marinette Marine, and Cleveland Shiprepair , operate with a strong sense of pride in every accomplishment, creating a commitment to quality and performance. Manitowoc's experienced workforce is adept in all phases of shipbuilding and repair for both freshwater and saltwater vessels.
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