By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Grove Worldwide officials announced Thursday that the Franklin County crane maker has landed a government contract for up to 450 all-terrain, mobile cranes for the Department of Defense.
The contract could mean $120 million for Grove, company spokesman Doug Zoerb said Thursday.
In April, Grove officials announced the hiring of 120 additional production workers to meet growing product demand, including the government contract they knew was coming, Zoerb said.
Grove is the country's largest supplier of cranes for the military, he said. The last major military contract awarded to the company was in 1986, when it built 254, 40-ton, all-terrain cranes.