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Godwin Manufacturing Company Incorporated
17665 US 421 South
Dunn, North Carolina 28334
United States

Company Description: Godwin manufactures 4 basic dump body models that can be used on class 2 through 8 truck chassis. A variety of options are available to customize each body to suit...   more
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After the meeting, Governor McCrory ...
www.nccommerce.com, 3 Oct 2014 [cached]
After the meeting, Governor McCrory presented Godwin Group President Pat Godwin Jr. with a "Manufacturing Day" proclamation.
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Pat Godwin, President
Even when Good Roads owner RD ...
trailer-bodybuilders.com, 15 Oct 2011 [cached]
Even when Good Roads owner RD Manning mentioned to Godwin vice-president Pat Godwin Jr in the spring of 2010 that he was interested in selling Good Roads, Godwin didn't take him seriously.
Godwin Mfg, Good Roads image B "I thought he was joking, quite honestly," Godwin says.
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"This was kind of a fluke," Godwin says.
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Godwin has moved Good Roads in its entirety to the Godwin Manufacturing location in Dunn. The Good Roads product will be incorporated into Godwin's current manufacturing facilities and product mix.
Fortunately for Godwin, it won't require a major investment in a new facility. Godwin has a 22,400-square-foot building that was being used as a long-term storage warehouse with castings and other items that were being dispersed to sister companies. Godwin notified them that they needed to find replacement space, then started emptying out the warehouse and shipping the parts to other locations.
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"We are in the process of getting started with the tooling and fixtures from the plant in Indiana but are already updating and or replacing them to suit our needs and manner of production," Godwin says.
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Godwin believes there will be several immediate and inherent product improvements with the acquisition, such as:
Godwin has larger metal-working equipment, so piecing long materials will not be necessary.
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Godwin says there has been a learning curve in terms of the individual parts and pieces that it takes to put the plows and spreaders together. He said he is working very closely in a "crash course" with Manning, who visits Godwin's facility every other week and spends the entire week.
"The relations we have with RD in production and sales have been phenomenal," Godwin says. "It's almost like he looks forward to coming to North Carolina to see us take it on and move forward from here. He's been very helpful."
Godwin says he has 200 units on backlog - a combination of spreaders and plows.
"So far, it's scary how good it's been going," he says.
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Godwin has been utilizing existing employees, with a lot of the ramp-up work being done on Saturdays and after hours. He said the workforce is flexible enough that he can borrow welders or assemblers from another department at any given time. Once the company reaches a higher level of performance on the Good Roads line, more employees will be added.
Godwin made a minor change in the Good Roads logo, adding the Good Roads founding date (1878) in the bottom right corner to recognize that it was one of the originators in the snow plow industry. Godwin is in the process of getting the trademark registered.
Godwin Mfg, Good Roads image H "We're not renaming Good Roads," he says. "As far as business, Good Roads will not be a separate company. When you buy a snow plow, the billing will not be from Good Roads - it will be from Godwin. The Good Roads product line is a product line from Godwin Manufacturing. In other words, it still stands alone to the point that it has its own name recognition with the Good Roads name, but it's manufactured by Godwin Manufacturing."
RD sent a letter to the major Good Roads distributors announcing the acquisition, and Godwin has just begun a distributor letter and advertising.
Galion expanding Ohio manufacturing plant
trailer-bodybuilders.com, 5 Oct 2005 [cached]
Pat Godwin, Sr., Chairman of the Board of The Godwin Group, and owner of Galion-Godwin Truck Bodies Co., LLC, announced that construction is well under way for the new Wheelabrator blast and Nordson powder coat facility at the Galion manufacturing plant in Winesburg, Ohio.
Dunn, N.C.-based The ...
www.sltrib.com, 1 May 2014 [cached]
Dunn, N.C.-based The Godwin Group has acquired Salt Lake City-based Williamsen Manufacturing for an undisclosed sum, Godwin announced late Wednesday.
Williamsen produces municipal trucking equipment for distribution throughout the western United States. The acquisition of the privately held company by Godwin, the nation's largest family-owned trucking equipment manufacturer, represents an opportunity for significant growth at Williamsen, Godwin spokesman Patrick Godwin III said in a telephone interview.
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Godwin intends to invest $4 million in Williamsen, which now is known as Williamsen-Godwin Truck Body Co.
The money will be spent on equipment to retool its operation to improve efficiency and expand its production capabilities, Godwin said.
Most of Williamsen's about 30 employees retained their jobs in the acquisition, he said. Once the operation has been upgraded, the company could employ between 80 and 100 as some manufacturing currently done in North Carolina moves to Salt Lake City.
"We purchased the company to grow it," Godwin said.
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