, a manufacturer of two-wheel curbside recycling and waste carts, has opened its newest manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City. Toter, based in Statesville, North Carolina, is a division of the equipment company Wastequip
, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Toter says the new facility reaffirms its commitment to the company’s growth strategy and the expansion of manufacturing in the United States. The Salt Lake City nearly 60,000-square-foot facility will create between 60 to 70 new jobs in the Utah city over the next three years. The facility will service retail customers throughout North America, as well as municipalities and haulers in the western U.S. and Canada.
Marty Bryant, CEO of Toter’s parent company, Wastequip, says, “The investments we are making at Toter will ensure a strong growth plan well into the future, and is evidence of our ongoing commitment to our customers. The new manufacturing facility will increase operational efficiencies and align with Toter’s strategy of building products in the regions where they are primarily sold.”
Bryant adds, “We searched throughout the western U.S. to find a location that would serve our customers well, and Salt Lake City fit all of our criteria. As the supplier of choice for large national haulers, municipalities and retailers, our expansion strategy is key to continuing to provide the waste industry’s best products at the most competitive rates and delivery times.”
The opening of the Salt Lake City facility is one in a series of strategic manufacturing expansions designed to boost capacity, Wastequip says. The ability to locate Wastequip manufacturing facilities in areas of key customer density leads to faster service, greater product availability and more competitive freight rates, the company notes.
“Toter is a well-known brand with strong American roots, and our retail customers in particular are demanding American-made products,” says Bryant. “There’s a great deal of pride in making things on American soil, and we’re thrilled to add jobs in the United States. With this new facility up and running, we anticipate that 100 percent of our carts sold through retail channels will be made in the United States by the end of 2015.”
Toter also has manufacturing and distribution operations in Statesville, North Carolina; Del Rio, Texas; and Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico.