Alkane Truck Company is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Summerville, S.C. where the OEM will build its recently announced line of Class 7 cabover alternative fuel trucks.
Alkane will to hire over 300 automotive technicians and employees as the company expands to include the new models. The 100,000-square-foot facility is expected to reach full capacity in two years. The company is currently leasing an existing manufacturing facility in Summerville, to produce the new product line.
The Alkane Class 7 cabover trucks will go into full production in the first quarter of 2016 to be sold at around 130 dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.
Headquartered in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Alkane specializes in trucks that run on alternative fuels like liquid propane autogas, compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.
“We have the first and currently the only cab over truck of this weight class powered exclusively with either LPG or CNG in America; that is special,” said Bob Smith, CEO of Alkane. “We will be hiring well over 300 automotive technicians and adding employees as we continue to expand our business to include additional models.”