Future Line opens new truck body facility

Future Line Manufacturing, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA, has opened a new 18,000-square-foot manufacturing facility designed and equipped to manufacture Future Line’s expanding line of aluminum truck bodies. The new faculty is the fourth expansion.

Future Line Manufacturing, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA, has opened a new 18,000-square-foot manufacturing facility designed and equipped to manufacture Future Line’s expanding line of aluminum truck bodies. The new faculty is the fourth expansion.

Future Line also announced it recently introduced a proprietary boxed extrusion all-aluminum truck platform allowing for reduced mounting height, less debris build-up and additional structural integrity.

According to Brett Wilson, Future Line co-owner, “The cross-members of a traditional truck platform, whether steel or aluminum, has been a collection point for all types of road and job-site debris. Our proprietary and exclusive design eliminates this issue nuisance issue and keeps the underside of the platform free from weight-adding and hard-to-clean debris.”

According to the company, two state-of-the-art pieces of equipment are a four-axis aluminum extrusion machine and a Fiber Laser System.

“The four-axis aluminum extrusion machine eliminates the need for ‘fixturing’ a platform,” Wilson explained. “The ‘key and tab’ method we use allows us to be much more precise. The Fiber Laser System is a very precise way for us to cut and trim aluminum sheets.”

The new facility also boasts equipment upgrades such as a 200T Press Brake, a CNC Turret Punch Press, Push/Pull and TIG welders and an extrusion up-cut saw. 

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