Alcom, LLC Expands to Volusia County, Florida
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Alcom LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium trailers, selected a site in the DeLand area for its latest expansion initiative.
"Florida is the second biggest market for trailers, behind Texas," said Alcom President Trapper Clark. "We have had plans to establish a Florida presence for several years. Now, we are following up on our expansion plans. Our new plant will allow us to provide top-of-the-line aluminum trailers to our dealer network faster and more cost effectively."
Clark is sold on Volusia County and is eager to build a workforce for the DeLand plant, which could approach 100 workers in its first year of operation. Overall, the company employs about 600 people.
Alcom’s investment in the DeLand expansion is estimated to be $3 million for building improvements, capital investment and inventory. The company has leased a 136,000 square foot building on West New York Avenue; a seven-year lease with options beyond that. Overall, the company projects revenues of $140 million this year.
"Everything is moving along. We’ve done this before and we’re pretty good at it, so we are optimistic about commencing operations," said Clark. "The folks at Duke Energy are helping us with plans to power the plant properly, a major factor in beginning production. We anticipate assistance from County officials in navigating the permitting process to keep everything on track so we can put people to work and begin moving product throughout our dealer network."
For more information, please visit www.alcomusa.com.
About Alcom, LLC
Based in Winslow, Maine, Alcom, LLC is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of the highest quality aluminum trailers. The company has plants in South Dakota, Montana and Florida it serves more than 500 dealerships in 51 states and provinces, China, India and Kuwait. Uncompromising quality and relentless customer service have driven the company’s growth. Its inventory profiles are market-specific. With more than 160 standard models in the company’s portfolio, dealers can expect to have their needs met with products specific to customers in their specific regions. Seven-days-a-week manufacturing schedules allow the company to post impressive turnaround times. Company officials attribute all this to its workforce which they recognize as dedicated professionals and masters of their crafts.
Source: Team Volusia Press Release