VT Hackney, Inc., a company of VT Systems, Inc., will ramp up the production of its Kidron insulated and refrigerated truck bodies by more than 50% annually with its recently opened 70,000-square-foot production facility in Independence, Kansas.
The facility provides the company with the capacity to produce more than 2,000 insulated and refrigerated truck bodies annually.
Completed in less than a year, the new plant delivers Kidron’s ColdShield system, the latest technology used at the plant. ColdShield is a total temperature management solution available exclusively in Kidron’s refrigerated distribution truck bodies and trailers. A critical component of ColdShield is a state-of-the-art foaming system which enables Kidron truck bodies to protect refrigerated products by holding cold temperatures longer.
Approximately 250 people attended the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Kidron production facility on July 12, including employees, local business representatives, state and local leaders, and company executives.
“This is an historic day for our company, employees and the city of Independence,” said Mike Tucker, President and CEO. “Our reputation rests firmly on the quality of the products we manufacture and deliver to our customers. The Kansas team has been manufacturing market-leading, innovative transportation products since 1972. The Kidron product offering is a great fit with our current production capabilities, our employees are looking forward to serving this important customer base.”