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Morgan Truck Body Embarks on 70th Anniversary at Forefront of Innovation and Electrification


Morgan Truck Body celebrates its 70th year in 2022. And the manufacturer of light- and medium- duty truck bodies announced the unveiling of multiple custom concept bodies in 2022.

Morgan will debut two advanced concept bodies during an exclusive preview at NTEA Work Truck Week in March 2022 (Booth #4949), with an emphasis on weight reduction as well as integration of enhanced safety and sensing technology. Further, additional technology and innovation concepts will be unveiled at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in May 2022.

Morgan Truck Body will unveil multiple bodies in 2022, starting at Work Truck Week in March.

“Our EV concept bodies are the culmination of extensive collaboration with technology partners and chassis OEMs to achieve the most versatile and technologically advanced solutions for our customers,” says Dan DesRochers, president and COO, Morgan Truck Body. “With 14 manufacturing locations, eight company-owned service facilities, and a network of more than 200 Morgan-authorized repair centers throughout the US and Canada, Morgan is well-positioned to serve our customers when and where they need support. In addition, we are doubling down on our commitment to electrification with the creation of a dedicated Innovation Lab within our technical center in Morgantown, Pennsylvania.”

Throughout its anniversary, Morgan will celebrate 70 years of growth. What started from modest beginnings became a leading producer of light- and medium-duty truck and van bodies.


The American success story began in 1952 when Elton Mountz started a small welding shop in Morgantown. As the industry grew, the business expanded to include refurbishing, repair, assembly, mounting, and finishing of prefabricated van body assemblies.

In 1990, ownership transferred to entrepreneur John B. Poindexter, and then in 2006, the company’s name evolved to become Morgan Truck Body, LLC. Growth continued with innovations providing lighter and stronger bodies, expanded product lines, regional distributors, and expanded manufacturing and service facilities. Today, Morgan continues to grow and innovate, serving the needs of customers while committing to meet the demand for electrification.

“Morgan Truck Body celebrates its 70th anniversary with a legacy of manufacturing excellence and product leadership,” says John B. Poindexter, CEO and chairman, JB Poindexter & Co, Morgan’s parent company. “As the market evolves, Morgan will continue to lead the industry with customer-centric innovations and technologies as the preferred provider of commercial truck solutions in an increasingly electrified future.”

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