Morgan Truck Body LLC, manufacturer of light- and medium-duty truck bodies, has marked another milestone in its continuing growth strategy. Following the recent acquisition of Multivans (Bolton, Ontario), Morgan celebrated the grand opening of its new 175,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Plainfield CT recently.
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. The manufacturing facility is Morgan’s 13th in the United States and Canada, and there are plans to add a 14th in the Midwest in the near future.
The grand opening and ribbon-cutting was attended by John Poindexter, chairman of the board and CEO of J B Poindexter & Co Inc, Morgan management personnel, including Norb Markert, president and COO of Morgan Truck Body, who led the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a host of state and local officials including State Representative Kevin Skulczyck, State Rep Anne Dauphinais, and State Senator Heather Somers, plus local Selectmen of Plainfield.
Proclamations issued for the opening included a Certificate of Accomplishment, presented by the office of US Sen Christopher S Murphy; an official statement by Connecticut Gov Daniel P Malloy; an official proclamation presented by the Office of the First Selectman, Cathy Tendrich, Plainfield, and Virginia Sampietro, Selectman; an official citation by the General Assembly of the Connecticut; 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 at 85 Moosup Pond Road in Plainfield, approximately one hour east of Hartford CT.