About 70 recalled employees began work in late September to fill the first batch of orders. SSL dry freight vans featuring Great Dane's distinct single sided laminate interior lining, started rolling off the line in mid-October.
Initially, the plant will produce 20 trailers per week, building up a rate of 32 units weekly. The plant had been idle for nearly a year, but net orders for dry vans have grown substantially after a period of historic decline. Opened by Great Dane in September 2002, the Jonesboro facility has a history of reaching production goals and achieving high levels of safety performance.
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