VT Hackney breaks ground for addition; Kidron expands capacity

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VT Hackney, a VT Systems company, announced the groundbreaking of a plant addition at its 27-acre manufacturing site in Independence, Kan. The company says the addition will encompass 70,000 square feet and provide the capacity to produce more than 1,500 insulated and refrigerated truck bodies annually.

Construction is expected to begin immediately, with plans to bring the plant into full production in 2012. The manufacturing processes at the plant will feature the latest technology, including Kidron’s ColdShield system. ColdShield is a total temperature management solution available exclusively in Kidron’s refrigerated distribution truck bodies and trailers.

“Our reputation rests firmly on the quality of the products we manufacture and deliver to our customers,” says John G. Coburn, chairman and chief executive officer of VT Systems. “This plant investment is a milestone event and will allow VT Hackney greater geographical reach and increased capacity to build on Kidron’s strong market position.”