With vehicle production backlog levels at all-time highs, Spartan Delivery and Service Vehicles, which encompasses the Utilimaster go-to-market brand, received training grants from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), as it continues to add more than 100 team members to its Bristol-based manufacturing operation, the company reported in a news release Tuesday (May 31).
As a result of escalating orders from existing customers, winning new global business, and efficiencies that drive down total cost of ownership for large fleets, the Utilimaster brand has seen increased demand, the company reports.
By 2019, the company plans to bring 147 new jobs to their Bristol, Ind., campus. To date, more than 40 employees have been hired toward that goal, in 2016 alone.
Training grants from the IEDC, as well as additional funding from state and local entities help the company ensure high quality and consistent on-boarding and provide necessary ongoing education, which sets employees up for success.