Morgan Corporation announced plans to further expand its manufacturing footprint into the Midwest. A site search is underway in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan to select a location capable of supporting the production of up to 3,000 truck bodies annually with plans to open and become operational during early 2017. The facility will encompass an estimated 160,000-sq.-ft., and Morgan said it expects to employ approximately 175.
According to Morgan president & COO, Norb Markert, “Our business continues to expand rapidly as we launch new products and gain market share. This has led us to conclude that we must install additional capacity to meet the growing needs and demands of our current and future customers. With a total of 12 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, we know that Morgan’s proximity to its customers is an important part of improving customer service. Our decision to operate a plant in the Midwest will enable Morgan to better meet the needs of its customers and to more aggressively compete in this strategic region.”
Morgan Corporation said it has produced truck and van bodies in North America for more than 60 years. “We specialize in the manufacture of Class 3 to Class 7 (GVW) box truck/straight truck bodies to serve the dry freight and refrigerated industries. Morgan produces truck bodies to accommodate cargo of every configuration — from parcel delivery to furniture movers and heavy-equipment hauling, insulated and refrigerated units, bottled gas transport, and flatbed/stake & platform bodies,” the company noted. “In recent years, Morgan has also launched dump and service truck bodies geared towards the landscape and contractor industries.”