Drake on the grow again (August 26, 2002)

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VERNON BRIDGE, P.E.I. — Drake Truck Bodies has expanded its manufacturing facility to 23,000-square feet, which will increase the production capacity by 300-400 per cent.

There are now three more service bays and one new delivery bay, which will help to address Drake’s increasing product demand.

This is the fourth expansion for Drake since it’s birth in 1983, and it will allow the company to add refrigerated pup trailers to its production line along side of dry and refrigerated truck bodies, refrigerated trailers, flat bed or stake and rack bodies.

Allison Drake, founder and vice-president of sales and marketing, says the growing industry of truck body manufacturing is fueled by an evolving trucking industry and an improving construction industry, and Drake is answering to this by offering smaller, more specialized, trucks and trailers. The Tag-Along trailers are offered in lengths from eight to 16 feet and the B-trains are available in 28- to 32-foot lengths.

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