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Vanguard National Trailer Corp. Invests $30 Million In Dade County, Georgia, Manufacturing Center

Vanguard National Trailer Corp., a leading semi-trailer manufacturer based in Monon, Indiana, will invest $30 million in a new manufacturing facility in Dade County, Georgia. Once operating at full capacity, the new location will create 400 jobs.

The company, which manufactures dry freight and refrigerated semi-trailer vans for the North American transportation industry, will develop nearly 100 acres of land and build a new 350,000 square-foot facility near Trenton. The newly-created jobs will include both office and manufacturing positions. Vanguard National Trailer will also take advantage of Georgia’s Quick Start program, the nation’s No. 1 workforce training program.

“The entire Vanguard team is very excited about expanding our production capabilities,” said Vanguard President/CEO Charlie Mudd. “We are grateful to the State of Georgia, and particularly the Georgia Department of Economic Development for all of their efforts to help us with this project.”

“We are excited to welcome Vanguard National Trailer Corp. to Dade County,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “Their decision to establish a manufacturing and assembly plant in Georgia is a testament to our economic development assets that are critical in generating job opportunities for Georgians. I am confident that Vanguard Trailer Corp. will benefit from opening a new facility in our state and further prove why Georgia is a top destination for job creators."

Georgia Department of Economic Development Senior Project Manager Brittany Holtzclaw supported the company on behalf of Georgia in partnership with the Dade County Industrial Development Authority, Georgia Power, Georgia Department of Transportation and the Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority.

“We are excited that Vanguard Trailer is locating to Georgia and taking advantage of one of the state’s greatest economic development assets in Quick Start,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “I am confident that Vanguard will be successful for many years to come and will find Georgia to be an excellent place in which to do business."

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