Reading Truck Body LLC, a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of service bodies, platform bodies, and truck accessories, has opened its new manufacturing facility in Lancaster County PA. The 120' × 630', 72,000-square-foot facility is situated on 29 acres of land, allowing for major expansion in the future. This new plant became operational in June 2007, and presently produces a newly designed series of 98", 108", and 132" service bodies, using new processes that reduce manufacturing labor.
“The opening of this new manufacturing facility is the culmination of over a year of planning, process flow analysis, automation analysis, and design,” said Dan Perlman, president of The Reading Group LLC. “We call the new manufacturing plant “Facility X” because we are presently restricting all plant visits and plant access to just a very limited group of employees. We fully expect that the manufacturing technology used within this new facility will revolutionize our industry in the near future, in much the same way as e-coat priming did back in the late ‘80s. Reduction in labor cost content was our key goal at this facility, and this goal was met and exceeded within our first 20 days of operations.”