Auto Truck Group, an Illinois-based work truck upfitter, is investing in an Indiana production facility.
The company intends to build a 72,000 square-foot manufacturing complex in Fort Wayne. The $6 million project, which is set to open in early 2020, will allow the company to nearly double the production capacity of Auto Truck Group’s current Fort Wayne location.
It will feature more than 40 production bays, as well as office and storage space. To staff the new facility, the company will hire up to 50 additional technicians.
“Our Fort Wayne facility and its employees have played a vital role in our company’s continued success and as a result of this unprecedented growth, we’ve quickly outgrown our current location,” said Auto Truck Group president Pete Dondlinger.
“Fort Wayne is an ideal location for Auto Truck Group and this new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will further enhance our production capabilities as we continue to develop customized vehicles for every type of vocational application to meet the needs of our customers.”