Altec opens green fleet manufacturing facility

Lee Styslinger III, Altec President and CEO says, "We are committed to sustainability in the products we build and the facilities that build them."

Altec Industries Inc. plans to officially open its newly constructed $5.5 million Green Fleet utility vehicle final assembly plant in May, pending receipt of an occupancy permit. The facility is co-located with the company’s west coast service center in Dixon.

“We’ve built the utility industry’s first green-focused assembly facility” said Lee Styslinger III, Altec chairman and CEO. “This plant will be a focus for our Green Fleet products, which includes plug-in electric and all-electric utility vehicles. Altec is committed to sustainability in the products we build as well as in the facilities that build them.”

The 4,240- sq.-ft. facility is more than 25% larger than the previous structure, giving Altec the capacity to increase production of its Green Fleet product line by 50% over 2011 totals. The company now expects to assemble up to 600 commercial utility vehicles a year, compared with an average annual output of approximately 350 previously.

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