America's Body Co. (ABC Truck) - 1986-present - Oakwood Village, Ohio


America's Body Company aka ABC Truck - One of the largest suppliers and installers of truck bodies and equipment in the United States. America's Body Company began in 1976 as Great Lakes Truck Equipment in Independence, Ohio. In 1978 Great Lakes Truck Equipment moved to its current location in Oakwood Village, Ohio and acquired Buckeye Truck Equipment of Columbus, Ohio. In 1985 Great Lakes Truck Equipment and Buckeye Truck Equipment started Independence Truck Equipment as a division of Great Lakes. In 1986 Great Lakes Truck Equipment, Buckeye Truck Equipment, and Independence Truck Equipment were merged into a new corporation, America's Body Company. In 1990 ABC acquired Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc. of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. In 1997 ABC founded Liberty Truck Equipment located in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.  ABC is sold to LinCap (Linsalata Capital Partners) in 1998. In 1999 ABC acquired American Commercial Truck Equipment of Tampa, Florida. In 2000 ABC acquired Northwest Truckstell of Portland, Oregon, Scherer Truck Equipment with locations in Riverside, Missouri; Auburn Hills, Michigan; and Louisville, Kentucky, and  also acquired D&H Truck Equipment with locations in San Diego and Fontana, California.

America's Body Company encompasses over 470,000 square feet of facilities on 125 acres to handle all of your truck and van upfitting needs. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, America's Body Company has 10 locations nationwide that respond to the challenges of quality every day.

ABC Pools
America's Body Company was the first company of its type to offer chassis cab pools and is now the largest commercial pool for Dodge, Ford, and General Motors.



For more information please read:

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Donald F. Wood - Dump Trucks

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