Company to add 170 new jobs on the Peninsula

Posted at 10:27 PM, Feb 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-19 22:27:37-05

There's some good news in Newport News.

Liebherr Mining Equipment is adding more than 170 new jobs when it expands over the next four years.

The more than 45 million dollar expansion will be at the Newport News facility, which is also partially located in Hampton.

The city says the new jobs will pay about $46,000 a year.

Now, some of the money from the expansion will be used to improve City Line road increasing the weight limits and making it wider to support the company trucks.

No word on when they will start hiring.