Utilimaster, a go-to-market brand of Spartan Motors, Inc., under the Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services business unit, opened an additional vehicle production facility in Bristol, Indiana.
The facility will also support aftermarket parts and service and research and development. Less than three miles from Utilimaster's headquarters in Bristol, the new 105,000-square-foot facility will be instrumental in bringing industry leading products to market and accommodating production overflow from increased demand for commercial and fleet delivery and specialty service vehicles.
To accelerate current production volume while the new facility is being equipped, company officials said Utilimaster's flagship Bristol facility will begin second shift operations, adding approximately 200 jobs to accommodate increased demand. Jobs include full-time associates supported by a steady force of contract associates. Open positions include engineers, supervisors, team leads, warehouse staff, assemblers, and more.
"Expanding our footprint into our new 105,000-square-foot facility represents not only Utilimaster's growth, but also our commitment to the Bristol community," said Chad Heminover, President, Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services. "We're proud to be in a position to invest back into the business to secure our leadership position and help ensure future growth by leading first-to-last-mile delivery and specialty service innovation."
Spartan Motors, Inc. is the North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and retail vehicle industries, as well as for recreational vehicle markets. The Company employs approximately 2,500 associates, and operates facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, California, Arizona, Texas, and Saltillo, Mexico.