Utility One Source (UOS) announced it will open the largest service and fabrication facility for rail, utility, and infrastructure equipment in the nation early next year. UOS has already begun construction on the new state-of-the-art complex spanning 70,000 sq. ft. adjacent to its headquarters campus in Kansas City, Mo.
The addition will expand UOS fabrication and service capacity to more than 150 acres and 1 million sq. ft. at the Kansas City campus alone. The facility will be equipped with three overhead cranes, wash bays, weight scales, testing equipment and staging areas to support the growing demand for UOS’ products and services in the market. UOS is comprised of five family-owned and operated businesses: Custom Truck & Equipment, Utility Fleet Sales, Forestry Equipment of Virginia, UCO Equipment, and TNT Equipment.
According to the company, an estimated 30% of the new facility’s capacity will be dedicated to the fabrication and support of its heavy boom truck and crane business. The remaining capacity will serve as the headquarters for UOS Rail, and will house all engineering, assembly, customization, service and refurbishment of their light, medium and heavy-duty hi-rail equipment. The addition will net an estimated 60 new jobs for the area, and will likely expand even further in the future. Construction of the new facility is to be completed in February of 2016.