Onspot expands factory to meet demand for automatic tire chains

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Onspot of North America has expanded its manufacturing plant in North Vernon, Ind., for the second time in five years. Onspot President Patrick Freyer says the move is an attempt to keep up with the increased demand for the company’s automatic tire chain systems.

“We are not only adding to the building, we are purchasing a second plasma machine that cuts out the major components of the Onspot system,” Freyer says. Onspot chain systems are available from more than 150 OEMs as a factory option, and from more than 900 dealers throughout North America.

Onspot chains are designed to allow the operator to engage and disengage tire chains at the flip of a switch without stopping to enhance traction in snow and ice, in forward or reverse. Onspots can be adapted to most trucks from 1/2-ton to Class 8 trucks and tractors.