Tremcar expands U.S. production capacity

Nov. 30, 2023
Newly constructed facility in Strasburg, Ohio, dedicated to making DOT 406 tank trailers doubles Canadian manufacturer’s U.S. floor space, adding 20,000 sq. ft.

Tremcar’s U.S. division recently completed the construction of a new manufacturing building in Strasburg, Ohio. The additional 20,000 sq. ft. of space will be devoted to producing DOT 406 tank trailers, the company reported.

The new facility doubles capacityand leaders expect a corresponding production boost in 2024.

“Established since 1998 in the United States and since 2004 in Ohio, it was time we invested in renovating our installations to meet greater demands from our customers in the USA,” Daniel Tremblay, Tremcar president, said in a news release.

The location, which includes three new production lines, has been up and running since mid-October and production output already has increased, Tremcar said. According to Dave Brooks, Tremcar USA general manager, the $4 million investment was a necessity. “Production has definitely gone up, our employees are well established, they have mastered the craft of building quality tanks—and the extra space is definitely the peak in achieving production efficiency,” he maintained.

Process improvement and safety were key considerations in the new installation, which includes new barrel rotators, fixtures, toolboxes, and more, Tremblay added.

“The industry is slowly changing, and we want to step up a notch to lower production costs without neglecting quality,” he said. “We now offer a safer working environment with top-of-the-line technology helping our employees to work smarter not harder.”

Tremcar also is planning to expand its U.S. service facility, which opened in 2018 and is conveniently located near the new manufacturing plant, with a $1.5 million investment to add two additional bays to the eight-bay building. The extra 5,000 sq. ft. of surface area is expected to be functional by the end of this year, offering customers more maintenance and repair space, and increasing Tremcar’s capacity to meet demand.

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