A two-phase expansion has given Travis Body & Trailer a 50% increase in production space.
A 150-ft extension to the company’s main plant has enabled Travis to set up additional stations in its multiple assembly lines.
Travis produces a variety of specialty trailers, almost exclusively of aluminum. The recent plant expansion has provided additional room for subassembly production as well as stations on the assembly lines.
The new 25,000-sq-ft finishing building provides a central location for operations that had been conducted at different points at the Travis plant. They include plumbing, electrical, wheel and tire installations.
Instead of requiring techs to make frequent trips to the parts department, racks between bays in the finishing shop contain a week’s supply of some parts. Others, such as the telescopic hoist that still needs to be installed on this end dump, are stored elsewhere.
The Travis campus occupies 17 acres in suburban Houston. The new finishing shop, with its 16 bays, can be seen in the upper right. A 150-ft extension to the main production building is evident by its lighter colored roof, center rear.
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