Brown Industries Expands Manufacturing in the Western United States

(Lawrence, KS) Brown Industries reduces costs for customers from the front-range westward by converting their Denver location into a van body manufacturing plant.

Early this summer, Brown Industries made a strategic decision to grow national accounts in the Western United States. To support this decision, management converted their Denver-based upfit location into a full manufacturing plant. In addition to supporting national accounts, this plant will serve local truck dealers, leasing companies, and regional distributors.

“We are manufacturing everything from box trucks to curtainsides from our Denver plant.”
– Matt Archambault

“Due to the increasing demand west of the Rockies, we are manufacturing everything from box trucks to curtainsides from our Denver plant,” said Matt Archambault, Technical Fleet Sales Manager. “We’re hopeful that customers, who have not yet purchased a Brown, will have more financial incentive than if they had to take delivery from just our Kansas location.”

Commenting on the move, Brown President, Dane Jennison noted, “We faced a unique opportunity. Grow our upfit services or our manufacturing capabilities. We chose manufacturing. We think this decision will grow the footprint of our business in the years to come.”


Since 1946, Brown Industries has helped companies move their cargo forward by manufacturing van bodies, curtainsides, and flatbeds. More recently, Brown has grown their portfolio of customized vehicle solutions to include trolleys and rail vehicles. Headquartered in Lawrence, KS, Brown Industries is part of B12 Transportation Group of Kansas City, MO. To learn more, visit

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