Warren Purchases HarDee Manufacturing

Birmingham, Alabama businessman Russell Warren, has purchased the majority of the assets of HarDee Manufacturing, Inc. in Plant City, Florida.

Included in the purchase are the assets of Twin States Truck Equipment located in Columbia, South Carolina. Two new companies, Warren Equipment, Inc. in Florida and Warren Truck Equipment, Inc. in South Carolina have been formed. Both the Florida and S.C. locations will sell, install and service products manufactured by other Warren owned companies as well as those products made in Plant City, Florida.

HarDee Manufacturing, Inc. had been in business for almost 50 years and had been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since August of 2000. The new company will continue to build lift axles, sold as Warren’s E-Z Ride Suspensions. Steel and aluminum dump bodies and trailers built here will also be sold under the Warren name. Warren Equipment will continue to offer parts, repairs and service on HarDee Manufacturing Co., Inc. products.

With this additional 70,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Plant City, Florida. and the Columbia, South Carolina, installation facility, Warren will be better able to serve these markets.

The different Warren companies manufacture a wide variety of truck bodies, trailers and suspensions, and other related truck equipment. These products are built by the following “Warren” companies:

Warren Manufacturing, Inc established in 1985, and located in Birmingham, Alabama produces a complete line of bulk feed delivery bodies and trailers; parts and repairs on all brands of feed hauling equipment; as well as transportation equipment for delivery of ammonium nitrate for the explosivesindustry. Warren, Inc. established in 1993, and located in Collins, Mississippi, manufactures steel, stainless, and aluminum dump bodies; frame type, frameless, and quarter frame dump trailers in steel and aluminum; telescopic and single stage hydraulic cylinders as well as a complete line of NTEA rated hoists; steel, stainless, and aluminum ice control, construction, and agricultural spreaders; hydraulic powered elevating “jockey” fifth wheels; water tanks, dumping and non-dumping steel flat bed bodies; specialty bodies and trailers for hauling equipment as well as trash; as well as the ability to handle complete installs on snow fighting equipment on trucks.

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