Spartan Motors, Inc., Charlotte, Mich., opened the doors to its new 85,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. The $5.5 million truck assembly plant will manufacture Isuzu's new F-Series trucks, further expanding its relationship with Isuzu North America Corp., Anaheim, Calif.

The F-Series trucks will extend Isuzu's product offering into Class 6 on-highway commercial trucks.

"Measurable growth in our relationships with existing clients, such as Isuzu, further confirms our multi-year strategic plan is driving improved performance and will continue to pay dividends for Spartan over the long-term,” says Daryl Adams, president and CEO.

The new plant will be part of Spartan's Charlotte manufacturing campus, dedicated solely to the production of Isuzu vehicles. It boats a flexible production line that can be easily reconfigured to accommodate the assembly of multiple product lines.

"We are excited for the opportunity to further grow our business relationship with Isuzu," says Steve Guillaume, division president, specialty vehicles. "Contract manufacturing is a core competency of Spartan. This is another great opportunity for us to broaden our portfolio in this key area."