Michigan-based walk-in van body manufacturer Morgan Olson is adding a new step van production facility in Danville VA.
The company said the plant, expected to be operational by June 2020, will provide an additional 925,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
“Morgan Olson walk-in step vans are in demand more than ever,” said Mike Ownbey, Morgan Olson’s president and CEO. “We’ve been very fortunate with capturing large orders from major parcel package delivery companies; however, other important industries and valued customers depend on Morgan Olson walk-in vans every day, too.
“Baking and snack food, textile rental and uniform companies, city municipalities, and even the food truck industry, all rely on Morgan Olson walk-in vans for their business service. The growth of e-commerce online purchases requires efficient and fast home delivery. If you’ve bought an item online, there’s an excellent chance a Morgan Olson walk-in step van delivered it to your home or business.”
Less than 10 years ago, Morgan Olson’s Sturgis MI facility was manufacturing 100% of all Morgan Olson’s step van orders. Then the company opened a 325,000-square-foot plant in Loudon TN to keep up with demand. The Tennessee plant and soon-to-open Virginia plant both feature state-of-the-art robotic production tools, Morgan Olson said.
“When you’re the preferred walk-in step van body company and your plants are full, we needed to grow to meet our customers’ needs and to protect our team members’ work/life balance,” Ownbey said. “It was our Sturgis team members’ dedication and on-time delivery that’s provided the foundation of the Morgan Olson quality and popularity with our customers.
“This new Virginia plant makes our fourth expansion in the past six years.”