With roots dating back to 1859, Manitou Americas (formerly known as Gehl Company) is a producer of Gehl, Manitou and Mustang branded equipment for construction, agriculture, industry and beyond. Headquartered in West Bend, Wisconsin, Manitou Americas maintains North American operations in Madison and Yankton, South Dakota, Waco, Texas and Belvidere, Illinois. While Manitou Americas has had a presence in international markets for over 50 years, it became a true global company in 2008 when it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitou Group, based in Ancenis, France.

As a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact equipment worldwide, we recruit top-caliber individuals to enrich our global success. An equal opportunity employer, Manitou Americas offers a competitive salary and benefit package, numerous advancement opportunities, and the tools and training necessary to encourage employee growth.

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Manitou Americas is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive.

Our benefits program offers:

  • Health Insurance
  • Live Health Online Virtual Doctor
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (including spouse & child coverage)
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) plus employer match
  • PTO
  • Holidays
  • Float Holiday

Other unique benefits we offer:

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Employee Reward & Recognition Program
  • Company Social Events
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Community Outreach Program
  • Financial Advisors
  • Tobacco-Cessation Programs
  • Training & Development Programs
  • Scholarship Program


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GP_Forklifts_03-20-19_007WEST BEND, Wis. (March 21, 2019) – Manitou Group, a world leader in designing and manufacturing construction equipment, announced that Gehl will be the “Official Construction Equipment” for the 24th consecutive year at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, Calif., April 12-14, 2019.
“We’re excited to continue our long-standing relationship with America’s favorite street race track,” said Mark Hanson, CEO of Manitou North America and regional vice president of sales and marketing for Manitou Group. “We are proud that our equipment is used not only in constructing the race course on the streets of Long Beach, but also to help keep the track clear and safe all weekend long for the more than 185,000 fans that attend the race.”
The Acura Grand Prix race course construction crews will use Gehl construction equipment to help move and position more than 2,400 concrete blocks weighing over 21 million pounds that are required to build the 1.97-mile street circuit. During race weekend, Gehl equipment will also be involved in removing any crashed or disabled cars from the race circuit, keeping the event moving smoothly throughout the weekend.
“The Gehl equipment supplied to the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is essential to building the iconic road course on the downtown streets of Long Beach,” said Dwight Tanaka, director of operations, Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. “We have been using Gehl telescopic handlers for more than 24 years, and this partnership is now part of the history of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.”
Manitou Group manufactures a full range Manitou, Mustang by Manitou and Gehl branded skid loaders, compact track loaders, telescopic handlers, articulated loaders, mobile elevated work platforms, straight mast and industrial forklifts.
The Gehl brand has been in existence for over 160 years and is distributed through dealerships and rental companies worldwide. Products under the Gehl brand include skid loaders, track loaders, telescopic handlers and articulated loaders. For more information on Gehl compact equipment, visit
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