Heil Environmental Industries has integrated all its North American manufacturing of refuse-collection vehicles into its Fort Payne, AL facility. As a result, the company’s Phoenix, AZ, plant will be shuttered in August. “Integrating the Phoenix operations with those in Fort Payne is part of our aggressive pursuit of greater operational efficiency and manufacturing improvement ,” said president Michael Jobe. “The move also provides for future growth with ample room for expansion in a more modern facility.” Despite the plant closing there, Heil will not be leaving Phoenix altogether. Heil Arizona, a company-owned distributorship offering new and used Heil refuse vehicles, certified OEM and aftermarket parts and maintenance services, will continue to serve customers from its Phoenix base. Heil noted the decision will also not affect its existing western sales and support operations.