Friday, October 26, 2018

Morgan Truck Body Opens First-ever New England Manufacturing Facility at Winstanley Enterprises Revamped Plainfield CT Site

Morgan Truck Body, Moosup Pond Road, Plainfield, CT

PLAINFIELD, CT – Winstanley Enterprises announced that Morgan Truck Body, the premier producer of truck and van bodies in North American has begun manufacturing at their new Plainfield,  Connecticut location. 

An official private ribbon-cutting ceremony and plant tour with customers, supplier partners, local dignitaries and business leaders will be held on November 14th in celebration.

The rejuvenated Plainfield site on Moosup Pond Road marks Morgan Corporation’s, first location in New England.  The manufacturing facility is capable of supporting production of 3,000 dry freight and reefer truck bodies annually. 

Adam Winstanley
 Morgan will occupy 175,000 square feet of the facility and is expected to employ approximately 140 team members.          

Winstanley purchased the nearly 530,000 square foot property in 2017 with a plan to infuse capital into redeveloping the site to lure in new manufacturing and distribution tenants.

Demand for warehouse and manufacturing space has been a skyrocketing trend nationwide.

“We are thrilled to welcome Morgan Truck Body to Connecticut and excited to see manufacturing operations at this site resume,” said Adam Winstanley, a principal of Winstanley Enterprises.

“Morgan Truck Body is a nationally respected growing business that breathes new life to this Plainfield site.  It has been a great opportunity to work with them to find a property that suits their needs and positions them well for success in the region.” 

The eastern Connecticut site, located on the I-395 corridor, is well connected to major highways and regional population centers and features 40 loading docks and a rail spur on site allowing for potential rail access to Providence and Worcester. 

Paul Jarossy
The manufacturing and warehouse space can accommodate parking for over 200 cars and more than 300 trailers supporting seamless freight delivery and product shipping operations.  The site also features high ceilings and generous column spacing.   

“This really is a win-win for both our company and the local community,” said Paul Jarossy, director of business development at Morgan Corporation.  “The community has been incredibly welcoming and we’re looking forward to building our team and becoming entrenched in the local area.  This site and its centralized location really fit our operational and distribution needs.

Formerly a manufacturing plant for American Standard before turning mostly dormant, Morgan Truck Body is the second tenant to infuse new life to the site, joining Staples Distribution Center who occupies approximately 206,000 square feet.

An additional 146,000 square feet of space remains available for lease.  
The facility is Morgan’s 13th in the US and Canada and there are plans to add a 14th in the Midwest in the near future.


Matt Watkins                                       
Watkins Strategies                               

Sean Shortell
Senior Public Affairs Specialist 
Watkins Strategies 

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