Lexington, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
Journal and Courier has run an article detailing how trailer manufacturer Alloy Custom Products plans to expand their plant and add more jobs. The Delphi, Indiana-based tank trailer and pressure vessel manufacturer has had a growing demand from customers in Lafayette, Indiana. Kaufman Trailers, a leading trailer manufacturing and sales company, says the increase in business is not just good for the company, but also for Americans seeking employment.
According to the article, Alloy Custom Products plans to expand an existing factory by an additional 14,500 square feet. This will create five to ten new jobs within the company by the end of this year’s fourth quarter. The expansion is expected to cost the company an estimated $1.5 million.
“This is a result of the upturn in the economy in both the United States and in Canada,” said Alloy president and general manager, Ted Boatman. Kaufman Trailers agreed in a recent press statement commenting that Canadian entities have become major trailer customers as business expands across North America.
According to the article, the five to ten jobs are expected to be hourly positions for experienced welders and mechanic assemblers. Boatman is excited by this development as he stated that the economic downturn hit the company hard. The company had to lay off 20 employees since 2009.
Despite the layoffs in the past, the professionals at Kaufman Trailers believe the recent increase in trailer sales is a sign of a positive upswing in the economy. Company expansions usually mean greater efficiency and improved productivity. “This expansion will allow us to increase throughput and reduce lead times for our trailers,” Alloy CEO Nancy Blum stated in agreement. Nearly 40 percent of Alloy’s employees are residents in Carroll County, Maryland, and 20 of their employees are temporary workers.
Kaufman Trailers, in a recent press statement, asserts, "2011 and 2012 have been years where the demand for trailer manufacturing seems to be on the rise. The opening of welding positions to help meet this demand has been an encouraging sign that the economy might finally be getting back on track." Kaufman Trailers hopes the company continues seeing an increase in business and productivity.
Kaufman Trailers has become the industry leader since its foundation in 1987. The company manufactures and sells gooseneck, utility, flatbed, equipment, dump, and car trailer models. Kaufman Trailers adheres to strict internal quality standards and holds NATM certification, ensuring durable towing and vehicle addition products. Dedicated to providing competitive pricing and a diverse product catalogue, Kaufman Trailers is committed to the highest degree of customer satisfaction and delivers to any location.