Morgan Truck Body, a manufacturer of light- and medium-duty truck bodies, recently marked another milestone in its growth strategy, celebrating the grand opening of a 175,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Plainfield CT.
The Nov. 14 opening followed the acquisition of Multivans in Bolton, Ontario, Canada.
The new Connecticut facility is capable of supporting production of more than 3,000 dry freight and refrigerated (reefer) truck bodies annually, and is expected to employ approximately 140 team members.
“Morgan continues to set revenue records, so the need to increase capacity, as well as locate production closer to our customers, is an important part of improving customer service,” said Norb Markert, president and COO of Morgan Truck Body. “We’re excited for the opportunity and the value this plant will offer our New England-area customers.”
The facility is Morgan’s 13th in the US and Canada, and there are plans to add a 14th in the Midwest in the near future, Morgan said.
The grand opening and ribbon-cutting was attended by John Poindexter, chairman of the board and CEO of JB Poindexter & Co, Morgan management personnel, including Markert, who led the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a host of state and local officials, including Reps. Kevin Skulczyck and Anne Dauphinais, Sen. Heather Somers, and members of Plainfeild’s Board of Selectmen.
Proclamations issued for the opening included a certificate of accomplishment from the office of Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, an official statement by Connecticut Gov. Daniel P. Malloy, an official proclamation from Board of Selectman members Cathy Tendrich and Virginia Sampietro, an official citation by the Connecticut General Assembly in recognition of the grand opening, a congratulatory certificate presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, and a certificate of membership in the Chamber.
The new manufacturing facility is located at 85 Moosup Pond Rd in Plainfield CT, approximately one hour east of Hartford.