By Colin Kellaher

 

Oshkosh Corp. on Tuesday said it will open a dedicated plant in Spartanburg, S.C., to build the next generation of delivery vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service under its multi-billion-dollar contract with the agency.

The Oshkosh, Wis., maker of specialty vehicles said it plans to hire more than 1,000 workers at the plant, adding that it expects its on-site supply-chain partners will have additional hiring needs.

The USPS in February awarded Oshkosh a 10-year contract to supply up to 165,000 new right-hand-drive vehicles for mail and package delivery, wrapping up a competitive bidding process that began in 2015.

Oshkosh said it plans to repurpose a warehouse facility in Spartanburg to accommodate the manufacturing operation, with production slated to begin in summer 2023.

 

Write to Colin Kellaher at colin.kellaher@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

June 22, 2021 08:55 ET (12:55 GMT)

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