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Putting quality first for its truck bodies and trailers

Washington, N.C., February 19, 2015 — VT Hackney’s Montgomery, Pennsylvania manufacturing facility, the leading manufacturing plant in the United States that exclusively builds both insulated and refrigerated truck bodies and trailers, has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for Quality Management Systems. The Montgomery plant is dedicated to manufacturing the Kidron product line and is the only VT Hackney manufacturing center to produce Kidron’s refrigerated trailer product. 

ISO 9001:2008 is globally recognized as the leading quality system guideline and assists in developing processes to establish requirements, and to monitor and improve product quality. The goal in achieving ISO 9001 certification is to establish a process for continuous improvement that translates to higher levels of customer satisfaction.

“All of our Kidron products shipped out of Montgomery serve customers who transport perishable food and beverage items to consumers across the country, so it is important that we can show them our continued efforts to maintain the highest quality standards,” ~ Michael Tucker, President of VT Hackney.

VT Hackney has already started the process to achieve ISO 9001 at its other facilities that produce Kidron truck bodies and Hackney’s beverage body product line.  “Achieving ISO9001 takes teamwork and commitment,” says Tucker.  “I applaud our employees in Montgomery on this accomplishment.”

VT Hackney a company of VT Systems, is the leading manufacturer in North America for specialized truck bodies and trailers that services multi-stop food and beverage service distributors and municipal emergency rescue departments. With its two leading brands, Hackney and Kidron, VT Hackney specializes in beverage truck bodies and trailers, emergency rescue bodies and trailers, contractor services truck bodies and multi-temperature refrigerated truck bodies and trailers. Please visit 

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripherals; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit 

Media contacts:
Kathy Godley
Sales & Marketing
VT Hackney, Inc.
Phone:  (1) 252 946 6521 x2292
Fax:  (1) 252 975 8340

Edward Szeto
Manager, Corporate Communications
VT Systems
Phone:  (1) 703 739 2610
Fax:  (1) 703 739 2611