About Us/History

WHO WE ARE

Western Truck Body Aerial Photo

Western Truck Body Aerial Photo

Western Truck Body Mfg. was founded in 1958 to fill the need for service bodies, cabs and service units for the utility industry and booming oil patch. Our focus was to provide a quality product based on true custom design, attention to detail and personal customer service.

Today’s Western Truck Body is proud to be known as your “Fleet Management Partner”.  We are a one stop shop that gives our clients all the services they need for a complete project package. Our 75 technicians provide services ranging from custom design and manufacturing through electrical, hydraulic, painting and installation of custom accessories.

In 2004, Western Truck Body expanded from a 17,000 square foot location to our present 40,000 square foot facility on four acres of land in East Edmonton. We are now pleased to announce the purchase of an additional 12,000 square foot shop adjacent to our present location. This new shop, operational in late 2012, will bring with it the opportunity to better provide the top notch service and quality products that our clients have come to expect.

WHAT WE DO

Western Truck Body deals with everyone from the individual contractor to large companies with fleet orders. Our reputation for innovative design has made us a leader in top quality resilient products that have a track record for years of durability.

Our patented doors revolutionized the concept of using aluminum doors on steel bodies. These doors are pre hung, complete with inner and outer door jambs and are ready for installation. They are guaranteed weather and corrosion proof and can be built to any size.  Western Truck Body’s patented adjustable locking system ensures a tight seal. Our doors are not only a durable long lasting product but they also bring a distinctive look to your service truck body.

In 2006 Western Truck Body purchased a 14’ CNC break and laser cutter. With its 180 ton maximum capacity, the CNC break has allowed us to process multiple custom unit jobs with repeat accuracies of plus or minus 0.0001. The laser cutter cuts quarter inch aluminum to three quarter inch steel, depending on the grade. The efficiency of these machines has afforded us the ability to provide a product of superior quality and uniformity.

In addition to our custom design and manufacturing capability we are distributors for many of the most well respected companies in the industry. We are authorized distributors for Knapheide, Tommy Gate, Van Air, Switch-N-Go, Airworks and V Mac Compressors, Big Max, Tiger and Venturo Cranes, Ranger and Adrian Van Interiors and Cargo Bed.  If a product is needed and the client doesn’t see it in our range of services, all they need to do is ask us and chances are we will be able to supply it for them.

If a new service body is not in your future, ask us about refurbishing.  Clients can save up to half the cost of a new purchase by giving us an old body to overhaul.

COMMITMENT

At Western Truck Body Mfg. we are committed to meeting our customer’s unique needs and supplying them with reliable service and top quality, resilient products from a single source.

Western Truck Body Mfg. was the proud Canadian winner of the 2012 Knapheide 1848 Club award. This award places Western Truck Body Mfg. among the top Knapheide distributors in North America.

 

Western Truck Body Mfg. holds the following certificates and licenses’:

Controlled Goods Program  –  Certificate # 25311
AMVIC  (Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council) – Certificate # B1023461
National Safety Mark (Transport Canada) since 1993 – Authorization # 885
COR – Certificate of Recognition (Partners in Injury Reduction Program – Provincial Government and Certifying Partners) – Certificate # 20130927-2043
PICS – The Contractors Choice

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Supporters of:
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Member of:
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Authorized Installers of:
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