Morgan Truck Body, LLC, a manufacturer of medium-duty truck bodies, shared additional details of its plans to further expand its manufacturing footprint into New England.

The new manufacturing facility will be located at 85 Moosup Pond Rd in Plainfield, Conn., approximately one hour east of Hartford. Equipment move-in will begin this summer with plans to open and become operational during the fourth-quarter of 2018. It will be capable of supporting the production of a combination of 3,000 dry freight and reefer truck bodies annually.

The facility, the 13th for the company in the U.S. and Canada, will encompass more than 175,000 square feet and Morgan expects to employ approximately 140 team members. In addition, Morgan has plans to add a 14th in the Midwest in the near future.

“We’re excited for the opportunity and value this plant will offer our New England-area customers. We’re recruiting the best talent to assure that delivering Morgan’s industry-leading quality products and service will always be our top priority,” said Robert Baycroft, Operations Director for the New England plant.