Auto Truck Group is significantly expanding its Fort Wayne, Indiana, upfitting facility.
 - Photo courtesy of Auto Truck Group.

Auto Truck Group is significantly expanding its Fort Wayne, Indiana, upfitting facility.

Photo courtesy of Auto Truck Group.

Auto Truck Group will build a new facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., that will help it nearly double its capacity to build and install equipment for commercial fleet vehicles, the company has announced.

The company will invest $6 million to build a 72,000-square-foot facility that will open next year. It will offer 45 bays compared to the 23 bays in the current facility.

"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," said Pete Dondlinger, president of Auto Truck Group.

The new facility, which will be home to Auto Truck Group's manufacturing operations in the region, will house the bays, as well as additional office space and storage capacity. The company also plans to hire up to 50 technicians to staff the new facility. The company will continue to operate at its existing manufacturing location in Fort Wayne until construction of the new facility is complete.

Auto Truck Group, which is a Holman Enterprise company, designs and manufactures more than 42,000 commercial vehicles each year.

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