Company Growth and Increasing Demand for Vocational Truck Bodies Leads to Expansion
Following on the heels of last year’s move to their new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Southwest Products recently announced the addition of a National Truck Equipment Manager in Denver, Colorado. And in response to their tremendous growth in the sales of vocational truck bodies, SWP is also in the process of hiring territory managers in the eastern U.S. and Texas.
The expansion is part of SWP’s five-year plan to fill capacity at their new 175,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. One of the largest areas of growth for the organization has been their customized lube trucks, and during the past two years production has nearly doubled. The expansion also includes the opening of a new truck sales and service location later this month in southwest Washington. SWP is a newly-named Diamond Distributor for IMT in the Pacific Northwest and will offer IMT service, crane, and mechanic trucks throughout the region.
“We are no longer just a regional manufacturer focused largely on Arizona and southern California,” said Shane McDermott, Vice President of SWP’s Vehicle Division. “With production continuing to show such strong growth, our focus now also includes building our team and expanding our presence in several national markets.”
With additional opportunities for expansion, SWP is focused on being well-positioned to serve their larger clients such as Caterpillar dealers and Kiewit, as well as hundreds of small to mid-sized construction companies.