Custom Truck One Source, an automotive manufacturer of custom specialty work trucks, announced plans to grow in Kansas City, Missouri. The expansion will add roughly 220,000 square feet and create 100 new jobs in the region.
“We have seen so much demand for our product, and it’s a great problem to have,” said Ryan McMonagle, Custom Truck COO.
Demand is coming from multiple industries, including Custom Truck’s biggest market, utility, which comprises 60% of its revenue. Custom Truck’s clients are seeing more projects to upgrade the power grid to accommodate electric vehicle charging stations, and those projects need the equipment that Custom Truck provides.
“Our last major investment increased our output here about three times. This paves the way for us to continue that growth,” said Ben Link, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and Production.
For years, Missouri talent has driven automotive manufacturing into the future. In addition to companies like Custom Truck, Missouri has seen significant investment from industry giants like Ford and GM.