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Will Manitowoc Buckle Under Pressure?

Neha Chamaria
March 30, 2012

With two polar-opposite businesses to handle, things can't be very easy for Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW  ) . Although the company has managed to beat Street estimates in the past few quarters, there are some areas where it might be losing out.

Two factors in particular seem to be big concerns and could hinder Manitowoc's future growth.

Need to look East
One drawback for Manitowoc is Europe, which is one of its biggest markets. It alone accounts for nearly 22% of the company's total sales. Clearly, with Europe struggling, low demand from the region could plague Manitowoc for a long time. What makes things tougher is its overdependence on developed mar