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October 4, 2021



One of the two automated welding stations now in operation at J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers does preliminary work on an aluminum understructure.

Robots and 'snowflakes'

Three years after making the decision to install a robotic welder for its aluminum truck bodies, J&J reports the million-dollar investment is paying for itself in labor savings and improved throughput. But the payoff didn’t come quickly or easily.


Industry Update

Great Dane Pa Expansion

Great Dane grows manufacturing in Pennsylvania

Great Dane will expand its existing trailer building operations in Ralpho Township, driven by a significant increase in demand for the company’s products, requiring a second production shift

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Gincor recognized as a top growing company in Canada

The Top Growing Companies list ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth; Gincor Werx earned its spot with three-year rate of 64%.

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Hilltip IceStriker™ 1.2 - 6.0 cu yd spreaders

Hilltip’s  IceStriker™ combi spreaders with modular hopper design come standard with StrikeSmart™ controllers with ground speed control and HTrack™ 2-way GPRS tracking & control system.

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Stoughton Diamond 2021

Stoughton names 2021 Diamond Dealer Award winners

The Blue Diamond Award recognizes outstanding partnership, achievement in sales growth, volume, customer service and dedication among the Stoughton dealer network.

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Heil Polar Trailers

EnTrans launches IntelliTank smart hauling solutions

Heil, Polar tank trailers now available with technologies designed to make delivering liquid loads safer and easier for fleet owners, operators

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Western Star’s do-everything truck line now does even more.

Introducing the Western Star 47X, the new truck built that expands the X-Series line with the same ground-breaking engineering and technology as the 49X, but with even greater maneuverability and weight saving options, making it ideal for applications like dump trucks and mixers.

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Manufacturers leap 'unprecedented' hurdles to meet strong demand: ISM

Ongoing supply chain disruptions aside, optimistic panel sentiment remains strong with three positive growth comments for every cautious comment, according to the monthly report.

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Buyers Products adds 'edgeless' LED work lights

The new lights sport a sleek, modern look, and are the latest additions in Buyers’ ever-expanding catalog of LED lighting solutions

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Continental turns 150 this month

Technology company celebrates anniversary with look back at 15 decades of innovation and impact.


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Eaton's Vehicle Group introduces PTO for Ford TorqShiftR

The unique profile of the 3940 PTO allows for a faster and more versatile installation, as it was designed to minimize the number of components that need to be removed from the truck.

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Vanguard Truck Centers to acquire Advantage Truck Centers

The acquisition of Advantage is designed to expand Vanguard’s footprint from 20 to 25 locations across the country and grows its presence along the I-85 corridor in the Southeast.


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Trailer Body Builders
Endeavor Business Media
30 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 185
Nashville, TN 37215