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The Manitowoc Company releases its second annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Manitowoc Company releases its second annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report16:29 EST Monday, December 12, 2011 MANITOWOC, Wis. (Business Wire) -- The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW) announced the release of its second annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report. The report covers the sustainable practices and corporate responsibility efforts in four different areas: facilities, products, workforce, and business practices. Manitowoc's sustainability leadership team, comprised of employees from the company's Foodservice and Cranes divisions, collaborated to gather data from nearly 40 manufacturing facilities throughout 2011. The team measured and monitored areas such as resource conservation, pollution prevention, product and supply chain impacts, labor practices, safety, and community involvement. Tim Reis, global director of environmental health and safety for The Manitowoc Company commented: ”As companies throughout the supply chain have become more focused on sustainability, quantifying this practice has become a top priority. Manitowoc's products have always been designed and manufactured with sustainability in mind. Whether it is a crane that has a life cycle of over 30 years or an energy-efficient oven that conserves both money and resources, this report helps quantify those practices so our customers and supply chain partners are fully aware of our ongoing commitment in this area.” ”Manitowoc's focus on sustainability is much broader than implementing policies that reduce impact on the environment. It is also about the bottom line for all of our stakeholders. Whether it's our customers, supply chain partners, employees, or investors, focusing on sustainable business practices help improve our bottom line,” Reis concluded. To view an electronic version of the report, please visit: About The Manitowoc Company, Inc. The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer with nearly 100 manufacturing, distribution, service, and/or office facilities in 26 countries. It is recognized as one of the world's largest providers of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes, and boom trucks. Manitowoc also is one of the world's leading innovators and manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment serving the ice, beverage, refrigeration, food prep, and cooking needs of restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, healthcare, and institutional applications. The Manitowoc Company, Inc.Steven C. KhailDirector of Investor Relations& Corporate Communications920-652-1713