STATESBORO, Ga. — Great Dane Trailers has announced it will begin building refrigerated trailers at a new plant on 118 acres in Statesboro, Ga., just north of its original manufactruing home in Savannah.
Great Dane was founded in Savannah more than 100 years ago, and was committed to staying in the state, the company said.
The new plant will encompass 450,000 sq.-ft., including office and showroom space. It will have the capacity to produce more than 5,000 trailers per year, the company says.
“After more than a year-long search for the ideal location, we are extremely pleased to announce that Statesboro, Ga., has been chosen as the future home of our new refrigerated trailer plant,” said Phill Pines, president and CEO of Great Dane. “While many different sites throughout the Southeast region were considered, we believe the Statesboro location best meets our strategic and corporate needs.”
Great Dane’s corporate offices will remain in Savannah, which is about an hour’s drive from the new plant. Construction on the new plant is slated to begin this year and it will be operational in 2012, the company says.
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