Supply Chain Management

Perspective: Manufacturers are only as strong as American infrastructure

By Barry Pennypacker, president and CEO, The Manitowoc Co.

May 17, 2017

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At Manitowoc’s crane manufacturing facility in Shady Gove, Pennsylvania, countless truckloads of material come in and out our facility every day. Interstate I-81 is a central outlet for those trucks, and any problem with that highway is a problem for our business, our customers and our workers.

And I-81 has problems. To say it’s essential to our company’s strength is an understatement. And as anyone who’s traveled on it can tell you, we need a bigger highway.

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