Spartan Motors opens flexible manufacturing facility in Michigan

June 14, 2017
The 85,000 sq. ft. will bring nearly 100 jobs to Spartan Motors and the region, according to the company.

Spartan Specialty Vehicles, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. – a manufacturing of specialty chassis and vehicle assembly – celebrates the grand opening of its new, flexible manufacturing facility in Charlotte, Michigan.

The ceremony featured a tour of the facility and the plant’s production of the all-new 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 medium-duty truck, designed to optimize fuel efficiency and maximize cargo space in order to serve the growing urban and last-mile delivery segments.

The F-Series truck represents an expanded alliance with Isuzu, as Spartan has been manufacturing the smaller Isuzu N-Series truck from a dedicated facility in Charlotte since 2011. In fact, Spartan produced its 40,000th Isuzu N-Series this year.

“At Spartan, our core competencies are reflected through contract manufacturing and investment in the local communities; and today’s ceremony represented that,” said Daryl Adams, President and CEO, Spartan Motors. “We are happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate our expanded alliance with Isuzu, which will bring more than 100 new jobs to the region, and recognize the great work our employees are doing to help improve efficiency for our customers.”

The new, 85,000 sq. ft. assembly plant is a $6.5 million investment, and will bring nearly 100 jobs to Spartan Motors and the region, according to the company.

“The event today was a great opportunity to showcase the skilled workforce at this state-of-the-art facility, as they have done a remarkable job assembling high-quality trucks that support the growing last mile delivery infrastructure,” said Steve Guillaume, president, Spartan Specialty Vehicles.

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