Audio: Modine to celebrate 50th anniversary with open house on Saturday, November 3rd


Modine in Trenton will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house Saturday and Plant Controller Kimberly Mengel says the event from 8 o’clock to noon will include plant presentations and guided tours.



Plant Superintendent Miles Moore says attendees will be able to see light production at the facility.



Moore notes golf carts provided by Barnes-Baker will be available during the tours and those attending will be asked to wear eye protection.

Plant Controller Kimberly Mengel says the plant is one of the top employers in Trenton, and it has a big financial impact on the community.



Mengel notes Modine spends a little over six million dollars in Trenton and the surrounding communities. She says the plant employs 27 salaried, 164 hourly, and 27 temporary employees.



Items manufactured at the Modine plant have changed throughout the years and Plant Foreman Rick Gott provides a history lesson.



Gott says Modine sits on 35 acres and has 145,000 square feet of manufacturing area and 10,000 square feet of office space.

Plant Superintendent Miles Moore reports the plant’s biggest customer is Navistar’s international bus business.



Moore says Modine has been awarded a new contract for Navistar E36 business from 2022 to 2026, which is a continuation of the current Navistar business. The sister plant to Modine in Trenton is in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and both have a module business.

Moore says the plant in Tennessee produces heavy-dutyNavistar radiators, while the Trenton plant produces medium duty radiators.

The Trenton plant will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house Saturday from 8 o’clock to noon.