Amrep® Expands East Coast Facility to Produce Automated Side Load, Front Load and Rear Load Trucks

May 30, 2024

SALISBURY, NC, May 30, 2024 — Amrep, a leading provider of refuse collection vehicles for more than 50 years, today announced the major expansion of its North Carolina-based facility in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

The company, which is part of the Wastequip® family of brands, opened the original Salisbury, North Carolina, facility in 2018, expanding its manufacturing footprint to the East Coast from its headquarters in Ontario, California. The new 80,000-square-foot campus enables the local production of Automated Side Loaders (ASLs), Front Load and Rear Load refuse collection vehicles, serving as a key distribution point for national, municipal and regional customers. Additionally, its proximity to an alternate fuel provider enables Amrep to provide turnkey solutions for natural gas trucks.

“This expansion continues Wastequip’s growth platform providing specialized equipment, parts, and services to customers in the waste industry,” said Marty Bryant, President and CEO of Wastequip. “We are the only integrated all-in-one solution provider in our space with a comprehensive product line and footprint to fully supply customer needs.”

“Salisbury was our first manufacturing operation expansion several years ago. The highly skilled workforce and fantastic community officials and partners in Rowan County continue to afford excellent opportunities for our team and customers,” said Eric Mattson, President of Wastequip’s Truck Division. “We are very excited to get this project underway to support our rapidly growing customer base across the East Coast and Midwest.”

The new campus, expected to be fully operational in January 2026, will add 170 local jobs and has an estimated annual capacity of 800 units to accommodate both existing and new customer needs.

The site is located at 1405 Julian Road. To learn more, visit




Founded in 1968, Amrep® is the premier manufacturer of high-quality, sustainable refuse equipment, offering front loaders, automated side loaders, roll-off hoists, and roll-off trailers that maximize productivity, make maintenance easier and offer a low total cost of ownership. Amrep is the only refuse body manufacturer in North America using Hardox high-tensile steel in the entire body shell, increasing service life even in the harshest conditions. Amrep is part of the Wastequip® family of brands. To learn more, visit

Wastequip® is the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment with an international network of manufacturing facilities and the most extensive service network in the industry. Wastequip offers the broadest range of waste equipment, which includes carts, containers, trucks, parts, service, and technology for the collection, transport, and disposal of waste and recyclables. The company’s family of brands includes Wastequip®, Toter®, ConFab®, Amrep®, Galbreath™, Pioneer™, Mountain Tarp®, Wastequip WRX®, Wastebuilt®, ContainerPros®, wasteware®, and Accurate™. To learn more, visit

Kelsey Dixon, Associate PR Director, Brandon