Kidron plant opens in Pennsylvania
Mar 30, 2004 12:13 PM, from staff and wire reports
Specialized Vehicles Corp (SVC), parent company of Kidron brand truck bodies and trailers, has opened a manufacturing plant in Montgomery PA for Kidron products.
"We have an order backlog for almost 300 dry freight units," said John May, president of Kidron. "Opening this facility will let us meet our customers' expectations and actively solicit new dry freight orders in June that can be delivered in July and August. Subsequently, we intend to broaden our product offering in Montgomery to our full line of refrigerated and dry freight bodies and trailers.”"
Among products now being manufactured in Montgomery is the new Cargo Star dry freight van, introduced at the National Truck Equipment Association's recent Work Truck Show.
The 235,000-square-foot plant was acquired in July 2003 and retooled by Kidron engineers to efficiently produce Kidron products. Located at 914 Saegers Station Road in Montgomery, it is staffed and fully equipped for assembly, fabrication, paint, and turnkey service.
"This plant, and the jobs it creates, was made possible by a cooperative effort involving governmental entities including the state of Pennsylvania and officials from Lycoming County," said May.
The plant is Kidron's fourth operating facility. Its Tulare CA facility, also acquired in July, was opened in 2003. Other plants are in Kidron OH and Lakeland FL.
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