Vehicle Service Group Plans $7 Million Makeover of Original Factory
Vehicle Service Group (VSG) is spending $7 million to expand and renovate its Madison, Ind., facility, a move the company says will allow it to greatly expand its manufacturing capacity.
Founded in 1925, VSG began manufacturing in Madison nearly 70 years ago, building all of its Rotary Lift products under one roof. Since then there have been many additions and adjustments. This project will give the original factory a "total state-of-the-art makeover," the company said.
“At a time when many related industries are contracting or looking for ways to outsource their products, we are excited to be planning for increased and enhanced manufacturing in our own facility,“ said Lee Sneed, vice president of global operations for VSG. “Simply put, to better care for our employees and keep pace with our planned growth, we must act to ensure we have the necessary processes and capacity in place to meet our future needs.”
The plans for expanding VSG’s West Plant coincide with the company’s commitment to provide enhanced safety for its workforce, improved efficiency in its operation, a more environmentally friendly footprint for the Jefferson County community and an overall better product experience for its customers. At the same time, increased capacity will support the long-term growth trajectory of the business.
“Designing and manufacturing a quality product is just the first step in our journey,” said Ian Wendler, vice president and general manager for VSG in the Americas. “Delivering quality products and exceeding our customers’ expectations is at the forefront of our DNA. With our 100-year anniversary right around the corner, our upgraded facility and processes will allow us to better deliver and meet the growing demands of our customers in this transformative time and for many years to come.”
Planning for the project is ongoing with groundbreaking to occur in the coming weeks. During construction, VSG says there will be no interruption to current production. The project is expected to be completed in late 2021.