On Monday, crane and kitchen-equipment maker Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW ) announced 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.