Morgan Corp., a Morgantown, Pa.-based manufacturer of medium-duty truck bodies, announced plans to further expand its manufacturing footprint into New England. A site search is underway to select a location capable of supporting the production of up to 3,000 truck bodies annually, with plans to open and become operational by the end of 2017. The facility will encompass an estimated 150,000 square feet, and expects to employ approximately 140 team members.

“Even though we already support the Northeast market with three plants in Morgantown, Ephrata and Denver, Pa., the continued rapid expansion of our business due to new product launches and market share gains has led us to decide that we must expand capacity to meet the growing needs and demands of our current and future customers,” says Norb Markert, president and COO. “With a total of 12 current facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and in addition to our earlier announcement to add a plant in the Midwest, the New England site will grow our footprint to 14 facilities. Morgan’s proximity to our customers is an important part of improving customer service. Our decision to operate a plant in New England will enable Morgan to better serve customers in this large and important market.”