Morgan Truck Body: Increases wages for local manufacturing workers, plus more than 150 new hires

JANESVILLE, WI – June 14, 2021 — Morgan Truck Body, based locally in Rock County, is announcing a full-time and part-time wage increase of $2 per hour at its Janesville, Wisconsin location. Existing and newly hired manufacturing and service center workers will receive a minimum $17 per hour, beginning June 14 and ending October 3. 

“We have seen record demand across the country for our trucks since the pandemic began, due largely to more residential deliveries from retailers, as well as increased demand for transportation of medical equipment, supplies and vaccines. We want to hire many new team members and retain our current staff at a higher wage, just when they need it most,” says Brady Bagwan, Morgan’s Vice President, Human Resources.  

The wage increase is provided for all 200 existing hourly manufacturing and service center employees in Janesville, as well as 150 or more new hourly manufacturing and service center positions. A $1,000 hiring bonus is provided for new hourly team members beginning work prior to August 31, 2021. Applicants for whom English is a second language are welcome, and most positions require no prior experience.  

With some of the best benefits for hourly workers in the manufacturing industry, jobs are available for entry-level and experienced workers for positions including production assemblers, welders, painters, material handlers, quality control technicians and team leads. Most of the open positions are for entry-level production assemblers, with in-house training available to advance to specialized positions including welders and painters. 

Morgan is the largest manufacturer of medium-duty freight and refrigerated van and truck bodies in North America. The company employs more than 2,300 hourly workers at 14 locations across the U.S. and Canada.  

While the wage increase ends October 3, 2021, the jobs will remain in place indefinitely. Applicants are contacted within 48 hours of applying, and jobs are offered the same day as the interview. 

Jobs Available: 

Job candidates are invited to visit to apply for physically active positions, with most requiring no prior experience. 

·         Two shifts are available Monday through Friday beginning at 6:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  

·         Minimum age is 18, and individuals for whom English is a second language are welcome. 

·         Progressive benefits include health insurance with employer contribution of 70%. Also dental, vision and prescription plans.  

·         Life insurance and disability plans offered at no cost to employee. 

·         Paid time off, with additional provided for workers to receive COVID-19 vaccine 

·         401K and tuition reimbursement covered at 80% with no cap 

·         Full benefits start on the 1st of the month after 30 days of employment 

·         COVID-19 health and safety measures are in effect according to CDC guidelines 

“We pride ourselves on team member development, performance, recognition and a culture of diversity and respect,” says Bagwan. “We prioritize building talent, so team members will receive training, and for those who desire to advance their careers, we provide a pathway to leadership opportunities.”  

About Morgan Truck Body, LLC 

The largest manufacturer of medium-duty freight and refrigerated van and truck bodies in North America, Morgan Truck Body, LLC was founded in 1952 as a small welding shop in Morgantown, Pennsylvania on the site where Conestoga wagons were manufactured through the late 1800s. Morgan specializes in the manufacture of Class 3 to Class 7 (GVW) box truck/straight truck bodies to serve the dry freight, refrigerated and contracting industries. Truck bodies accommodate cargo of every configuration, from parcel delivery to furniture movers and heavy equipment hauling, insulated and refrigerated units, bottled gas transport, dump, and flatbed/stake and platform bodies. Morgan is a subsidiary of J.B. Poindexter, a privately held diversified manufacturing company