Waltco, a U.S. manufacturer of liftgates, announced the relocation of its Tallmadge plant to Streetsboro, Ohio, 35 miles south of Cleveland.
Tending Liftgate Batteries
Bruce Purkey knows where the electrons go. And, as president of Purkey’s Fleet Electric and his many activities in the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations, he’s well aware that some of them flow to batteries that support the electric-over-hydraulic systems for liftgates on trucks and trailers. Usually there are two and as many as four Group 31 batteries, like the ones on a truck or tractor.