LATHROP – Another 50 jobs are coming to Lathrop.
On Tuesday the Oregon-based TEC Equipment Inc. – which operates 23 facilities across the Western United States – announced that they would be building a 24-acre, 47,000 square-foot facility that will be used to house cater to the blossoming truck sales market in the heart of California.
With inventory and stock expected top $7 million – including expanded parts inventories of $2 million and truck and trailer inventories above $5 million with full truck and trailer shop services – the complex, once built, will become a one-stop shop for truck driving customers and companies looking to keep their fleet on the road.
Earlier this year the company acquired the Wabash trailer franchises for all of Oregon, Washington and California to make it one of the largest multi-point dealership groups in the West Coast.
“We are very excited to be entering this market, and we look forward to continuing a good relationship with the City of Lathrop, which, through the guidance of Matt Browne in Community Development Building Division, has been very responsive to work with in fast-tracking our facility remodel,” said TEC founder David Thompson in a statement provided through the San Joaquin Partnership.
“On behalf of the City of Lathrop, I want to thank TEC Equipment Inc. for choosing Lathrop for their latest business expansion. We are exceptionally grateful to be chosen and we look forward to the job opportunities and economic benefits that this project will bring to our community,” said Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal in a statement.
Dhaliwal has overseen the reemergence of the commercial market after the collapsing bubble hit Lathrop especially hard – welcoming at least two major truck carriers to the community over the course of the last three years in addition to a host of other businesses that have been a part of the trucking boom.
“San Joaquin County has become a multi-modal hub for moving raw materials and goods throughout the Western U.S. Because of our region’s proximity to large population centers of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Central Valley and Sacramento Valley, large distribution and e-fulfillment centers and attracted to our community,” said San Joaquin Partnership Vice President of Client Services Shelley Burcham. “It is a natural fit for TEC to locate its truck equipment sales where the action takes place.”