US heavy trailer and crane dolly manufacturer Talbert has expanded its facility in Liberty, North Carolina.
New buildings totalling 5,400 square metres have almost doubled the plant to around 11,000 square metres, with new facilities including two state of the art paint booths, overhead cranes and a large finishing area. It will manufacture Talbert’s Tag-A-Long Series, Traveling Axle Series and Hydraulic Tail Series trailers. Along with the expanded capacity, Talbert plans to increase dealer and customer support throughout North America and is recruiting 60 new employees.
The Liberty facility was originally home to Ferree Trailers, which Talbert acquired in 2014. With the acquisition, Talbert continued producing key Ferree products and moved production of its Tag-A-Long, Traveling Axle and Hydraulic Tail series trailers from its Indiana facility to Liberty.
President Andrew Tanner said: “In 1938, Austin Talbert set out to change the heavy haul industry. With the expansion of Liberty Trailers, Talbert Manufacturing is closer than ever to realising his vision of customer driven design that meets the everchanging needs of the hauling industry. We’re able to double our current output, allowing us meet the needs of our Tag-A-Long customers and dealers across the US and Canada so we can continue growing together.”
“When we purchased the facility in 2014, we had 18 employees and a modern facility to allow for the type of growth we needed. Today we have 60 employees at Liberty and are looking to staff well over 100 long term. Talbert has been able to remain on the cutting edge of heavy haul innovations for more than 80 years because we understand the value of investing in our people as much as our products. The Liberty expansion is an investment not just in Talbert, but in our dealers and customers.”