Spartan Chassis, Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR), is expanding its chassis production capacity, with the purchasing of two manufacturing facilities near its headquarters in Charlotte, Mich. The company is currently completing the production of Cougar based Iraqi Light Armored Vehicle (ILAV), under contract from BAE Systems. Spartan is gearing up to meet the surge in demand for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, while maintaining its commercial vehicles production.
The new facilities will add 80,000 square-feet by Q3/07, providing floor space for the integration of key chassis components for the vehicles. According to Richard Schalter, president of Spartan Chassis, The company has recently constructed 107,000-square-foot facility for fire truck cab and chassis production.