Manitowoc Sells Warewashing Biz


On Monday, crane and kitchen-equipment maker Manitowocannounced that it has narrowed its focus a bit and sold, effective today, its Jackson warewashing business to Japan's Hoshizaki USA Holdings.

Specific financial terms weren't disclosed. However, Manitowoc did allow that sale of the warewashing -- or, as most people would probably call it, industrial-strength dishwashing -- business will net it $26 million. Manitowoc says it plans to use the funds to pay down its debt, which currently sits north of $2 billion.

Investors didn't appear particularly impressed with the sum, however, bidding down Manitowoc shares 0.2% to close at $17.67.

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