Morgan Corporation, CellTech Metals to exhibit new truck bodies structural innovation at WTS17
Morgan Truck Bodies (Morgantown, Pennsylvania) and CellTech Metals announced
an exclusive development agreement to integrate structural CellTech wall panels and all metal sandwich floor systems into Morgan’s fleet of dry freight truck bodies, providing enhanced features and benefits for their customers.
The Morgan truck solutions in development include The CellTech Track Panel™,
an industry-first all metal truck body wall panel with a flush-mounted cargo management track system. The E Track systems are integrated prior to truck body assembly and are compatible with traditional captive decking and cargo management systems. These Track Panels with shiplap edges may be adhesively bonded creating rivet-free exterior wall surfaces with a clean aerodynamic finish.
The unique all metal floor system will reduce weight, improve cube space and deliver a truck floor system unlike anything else in the market. CellTech’s floor panels basically form a metal bridge on the truck chassis that will be stronger, lighter and more durable than current wood floor solutions.
According to Corby Stover, vice president of engineering, Morgan Corporation, “The CellTech wall panels will enable Morgan to offer a superior body alternative unmatched in the industry. The CellTech panels are lighter in weight by approximately 20 - 30 percent versus traditional body panels. The smooth interior panel surfaces can be configured with load tracks embedded in the wall for cargo control interface flexibility. In addition, these panels are more robust structurally and very attractive in appearance - the smooth exterior surfaces are ideal for installing enhanced business graphics.”
Doug Cox, president and CEO, CellTech Metals, said, “We are excited to work so closely with Morgan's creative and talented engineers. In Morgan, CellTech has found an ideal partner to develop, innovate and bring to market new ideas providing significant benefits for Morgan's dry freight truck body solutions. CellTech's lightweight metal panels offer tremendous stiffness-to-weight advantages, deliver a lower cost of ownership, freight management versatility, and increased resale value to Morgan’s customers. We have received tremendous feedback from our integrated freight management track solutions in Morgan truck bodies.“
Morgan Corporation will exhibit the Morgan 65th Anniversary Truck with wall panels from CellTech in booth #4947 at The Work Truck Show® 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 15-17, 2017.
For more information, visit morgancorp.com.
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