Touchdown in Texas

Weber, Rick
June 2007
Trailer / Body Builders;Jun2007, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports that Leggett & Platt has brought a new vehicle manufacturing plant for America's Body Co. in La Grange, Texas. Beginning September 1, 2006, Leggett turned a 55,000-square-foot facility into America's Body's plant. By the end of October, America's Body started the pilot and startup stages and was producing 25 van bodies a week. By the spring, the plant was capable of producing over half of its estimated capacity of van bodies, platform bodies, and dump bodies.


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