Vanguard building new plant in Georgia

Nov. 4, 2015

In a ceremony attended by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal last month, Vanguard National announced that it is constructing a 350,000-sq-ft van trailer manufacturing plant in Trenton, Georgia.

The plant is being built on a 100-acre site in the Dade County Industrial Park, some 30 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  It will employ approximately 400 people in its offices and production area.  The plant’s estimated 10,000-trailer capacity is expected to provide the company with substantial relief from backlogs that are stretching out almost a year in some cases. 

Earth-moving recently began for the $30-million facility.  Vanguard is expect to begin building trailers in July 2016. 

With plants in Indiana and northern Georgia, Vanguard will be positioned to conveniently serve dealers and customers throughout the eastern half of the US.  President Charlie Mudd said his company considered locations in Tennessee, Alabama and other locations in Georgia before selectingTrenton.

"The Dade County group worked really hard to help us and assure us this was the right place to be," Mudd says.