Grand Vehicle Works Holdings Corp. has purchased a former Dana Corp. manufacturing plant in Hagerstown, IN for Autocar LLC's new world headquarters and truck manufacturing facility.
The facility, located between Dayton, OH, and Indianapolis, will accommodate Autocar's assembly equipment and its newly purchased operating systems. Limited pilot production will start in the second quarter of 2003 with full production scheduled to begin no later than July 2003.
"Our management team has worked very hard to locate a world-class production facility that will meet our long-term manufacturing needs and accommodate our aggressive growth plans," said Autocar president Bob Enright.
Autocar LLC was formed in July 2001, when Grand Vehicle Works purchased the Autocar name and the Xpeditor truck line from Volvo Trucks North America Inc.