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Trailer Company to Open Midwest Hub in Winimac

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February 11th – A Texas–based transportation equipment supplier has announced plans to open a Midwest facility in Pulaski County. According to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Houston-based Antares Trailer, LLC has agreed to lease, renovate, and equip a 50,000 square-foot building in Winimac. The development is expected to create up to 42 new jobs by 2017. Antares hopes to have the facility operational by March, and begin assembling composite flatbed and drop deck trailers for its dealers by April.

Antares has been involved in the marketing of intermodal chassis and containers, serving logistics companies and transportation equipment dealers nationwide. With the addition of the Winamac hub, the company will be entering the composite flatbed and drop deck trailer market, with plans to produce about 50 trailers a month.

“It was important to Antares that we were close to our core dealers, had access to skilled labor and located in a state that understood how to do business,” said Bobby Horton, a partner with Antares and designer of Antares’ new flatbed trailer. “We are excited about the opportunities we have across our flatbed trailer division, our intermodal chassis division and our parts business. Indiana just fit.”

Antares plans to begin hiring general assembly and welder positions immediately. Interested applicants may apply by emailing their information to careers@antaresequipment.com.

 

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