VT Hackney Inc., a company of VT Systems Inc., will increase the production of its Kidron insulated and refrigerated truck bodies by more than 50% annually with its recently opened production facility in Kansas.

Encompassing 70,000 square feet in its 28-acre manufacturing site at Independence, the newly added facility gives the company the capacity to produce more than 2,000 insulated and refrigerated truck bodies annually.

The new plant delivers Kidron's ColdShield system, the newest technology used at the plant. ColdShield is a total temperature management solution available in Kidron's refrigerated distribution truck bodies and trailers. A critical component of ColdShield is a foaming system, which enables Kidron truck bodies to protect refrigerated products by holding cold temperatures longer.