INSIDE LOOK: Oshkosh Defense prepares to build first order of new USPS mail trucks
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – With an order for 50,000 Next Gen Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) already in, Don Bent says his team at Oshkosh Defense is busy preparing the assembly line.
Oshkosh Defense, known for their military vehicles, has been retrofitting the old Rite Aid distribution center in Spartanburg County’s Flatwood Industrial Park since last June. The company was awarded the bid to create new trucks for USPS last February.
Bent, chief operating officer of Oshkosh Defense, said they are installing equipment to create the production line. FOX Carolina News toured the facility and saw the crews preparing to insert giant vats for paint into the concrete floor. We also walked through the heat chambers that will be used to cure the paint jobs.
The NGDV come with a new look and each change has a purpose.