Trailer Manufacturer Awarded $360M Army Contract

U.S. Army trailer carrying tank

A northwestern Indiana manufacturer will produce trailers for the U.S. Army over the next five years under a Pentagon contract announced last week.

The Defense Department awarded the firm-fixed-price contract of more than $360 million to Rensselaer, Indiana-based Talbert Manufacturing for M872A4 semi-trailers and related items. The department said one bid was submitted for the contract.

Talbert, according to its website, engineers and manufactures custom trailers for a range of commercial applications in addition to military and government customers.

The sites and allocations of trailer production, the Pentagon added, would be determined with each semi-trailer order.

The contract is scheduled to be completed in January of 2024.


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