Medium-duty truck body manufacturer Morgan Corp. will expand its manufacturing footprint into New England, it said, and a site search is under way to select a location capable of supporting the production of up to 3,000 truck bodies annually.
Its plans call for the new production facility to become operational by the end of 2017.
It will encompass an estimated 150,000 square feet and it expects to employ about 140 team members, the Morgantown, Pennsylvania-based company said.
“Even though we already support the Northeast market with three plants in Morgantown, Ephrata, and Denver, Pennsylvania, the continued rapid expansion of our business due to new product launches and market share gains has led us to decide that we must expand capacity to meet the growing needs and demands of our current and future customers,” Morgan President Norb Markert said in a statement.
Morgan operates 12 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and previously announced plans to add a plant in the Midwest.
“Morgan’s proximity to our customers is an important part of improving customer service,” Markert said.
The company specializes in the manufacture of Class 3 to Class 7 box truck/straight truck bodies to serve the dry freight and refrigerated industries, it said.
Its configurations include parcel delivery to furniture movers and heavy-equipment hauling, insulated and refrigerated units, bottled gas transport, and flatbed/stake and platform bodies also launched dump and service truck bodies geared towards the landscape and contractor industries, it said.