Brown Cargo Van Inc, a regional manufacturer of dry-freight and refrigerated van bodies based in Lawrence, Kansas, has established a separate division for distributing truck equipment.

The new operation, Brown Truck Equipment Division of Brown Cargo Van Inc, already has acquired some major product lines as part of its plan to become a full-line truck equipment distributor. The company has hired Phil Carrott to serve as division executive vice-president.

The truck equipment operation shares the same location as the truck-body manufacturer. For additional information, call (800) 255-6827, e-mail, or visit