Oshkosh Truck Corp. said that its McNeilus Companies Inc. subsidiary plans to reach full-rate production this fall at its new plant dedicated to the McNeilus Revolution composite ready-mix drum.
The manufacturing facility is being built approximately 25 miles from the McNeilus headquarters in Dodge Center, MN.
"Construction plans are moving forward on schedule," said Oshkosh president & CEO Robert G. Bohn. "We're looking forward to getting the new facility up and running so we can meet the pent-up demand we're seeing among our customers."
Once full-scale production of the Revolution begins, Oshkosh expects to manufacture approximately 300 Revolution drums by the end of the calendar year.
Bohn said the Revolution the first-ever composite ready-mix drum, and weighs 2,000 lbs. less than a comparably sized steel drum.