Tremcar Inc. of Quebec, Canada, is expanding its U.S. operations., company officials announced recently.
The company’s U.S. arm, Tremcar USA, is expanding its Strasburg, Ohio, facility by an extra 10,000 square feet of manufacturing and tank servicing space. The new service center will offer eight bays, which will increase parts sales and repair services by 33 percent. The expansion also will increase manufacturing space by 33 percent, the company said.
The $1 million expansion will create 20 jobs, according to Daniel Tremblay, president of Tremcar Inc.
Tremcar manufactures stainless steel and aluminum tank trailers for the transportation of various food products such as milk, juice, water and chocolate. It also manufactures tank trailers for the transport of chemicals, oil and dry products such as powdered cement, lime, sugar, and flour.
Tremcar employs more than 600 people in North America, with four manufacturing plants, two assembly plants and several service centers in Canada and the United States.
Tremcar officials said they are confident 2019 will be positive for the company’s growth.
“Indeed, our output has stabilized in the last two years,’’ Tremblay said. “In 2018 we delivered more than 959 tank trailers and 217 truck mounts for a total of 1,176 tanks, roughly the same number as in 2017. It is a significant increase if we compare the figures of 2015 and 2016.’’
On March 15, Tremcar will celebrate the delivery of its 20,000th tanker, which has been acquired by Omaha, Neb.-based Transwood. To celebrate the achievement, the company will hold an open house at its factory in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The factory focuses on production of stainless-steel tank trailers. Customers and friends of Tremcar are expected to attend the event as well as representatives from tank industry associations in Canada and the U.S.
The open house will include a tour of the factory, cocktails and balloon flights. Factory tours start at 2 p.m. and cocktails will be served at 3 p.m. Those who wish to attend should contact Melanie Dufresne at email@example.com, or 1-800-363-2158
Tremcar is the largest family owned manufacturer of tank trailer in North America. Its production output includes stainless steel farm pickup tanks trailers, stainless steel chemical tank trailers, stainless steel food grade tank trailers, aluminum dry bulk tank trailers, aluminum petroleum truck mounts, aluminum petroleum trailer, stainless steel and aluminum crude oil/ ethanol tank trailers, aluminum vacuum trailers or hot product/asphalt tank trailers among others.