Toter expands manufacturing in the US
Toter®, a Wastequip® brand, and the nation’s leading manufacturer of two-wheel curbside waste and recycling collection carts, announces the opening of its newest manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. The announcement reaffirms Toter’s commitment to its strategic growth strategy and the expansion of manufacturing in the U.S.
Toter’s investment in the new 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will create approximately 60-70 new jobs in Salt Lake City over the next three years. The facility will service retail customers throughout North America, as well as municipalities and haulers in the western U.S. and Canada.
“The investments we are making at Toter will ensure a strong growth plan well into the future, and is evidence of our ongoing commitment to our customers. The new manufacturing facility will increase operational efficiencies and align with Toter’s strategy of building products in the regions where they are primarily sold,” said Marty Bryant, CEO of Toter’s parent company Wastequip. “We searched throughout the western U.S. to find a location that would serve our customers well, and Salt Lake City fit all of our criteria. As the supplier of choice for large national haulers, municipalities, and retailers, our expansion strategy is key to continuing to provide the waste industry’s best products at the most competitive rates and delivery times.”
For Toter’s parent company, Wastequip, the opening of the Salt Lake City facility is just one in a series of strategic manufacturing expansions designed to boost capacity to better meet customer demand. The ability to locate Wastequip manufacturing facilities in areas of key customer density leads to faster service, greater product availability, and more competitive freight rates.
“Based in Statesville, N.C., Toter is a well-known brand with strong American roots, and our retail customers in particular are demanding American-made products,” continued Bryant. “There’s a great deal of pride in making things on American soil, and we’re thrilled to add jobs in the U.S. With this new facility up and running, we anticipate that 100 percent of our carts sold through retail channels will be made in the USA by the end of 2015.”
Toter will continue current manufacturing and distribution operations in Statesville, N.C.; Del Rio, Texas and Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico.