Carry-On Trailer Expands Manufacturing Capabilities in Virginia

   June 20, 2024    Uncategorized

Carry-On Trailer is thrilled to announce a significant expansion of our manufacturing capabilities at our Westmoreland County facility in Montross, Virginia. This $9.2 million investment will substantially boost our production efficiency, enhance our employee work environment, and improve our finished products. The expansion will also create 60 new job opportunities, further reinforcing our commitment to supporting the local community and contributing to the regional economy. Additionally, our dedication to sustainability is highlighted by an 86% reduction in VOC emissions, fostering a healthier and safer workplace for our employees.


On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, we celebrated the official ribbon-cutting with a company-wide event for all employees, members of the local community, and distinguished guests. Carry-On team members proudly conducted small-group tours of the plant, sharing with our visitors the process of trailer manufacturing. Our special guests included members of local, state, and federal government, as well as channel partners and supporters from our local community who have stood by the Montross team for years.


The event was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the advancements we’ve made. Guests were impressed by the state-of-the-art equipment and our capabilities. The highlight of the day was the ribbon-cutting ceremony, symbolizing the beginning of a new chapter for Carry-On Trailer. It was a day of celebration, community, and looking forward to a bright future together.


General Manager Braden Edwards and Plant Manager Chuck Smith conducting a plant tour for guests that include Hillary Pugh Kent (VA House of Delegates), Dr. Elizabeth Crowther (President Emeritus, Rappahannock Community College), Rob Wittman (U.S. Representative), W. W. Hynson (Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors).

Production Supervisor Danny Mundy (L) conducting a plant tour for guests from Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Northern Neck Planning District Commission.

New powder coat paint production line

Carry-On supports local Volunteer Fire Department (L-R: Braden Edwards (General Manager), Eddie Weston (President, Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department), Gary Holbrook (Director of Dealer Sales)

Carry-On supports local Sheriff’s Office with donation to National Night Out (L-R: Braden Edwards (General Manager), Gary Holbrook (Director of Dealer Sales), C.O. Balderson (Westmoreland County Sheriff)

U.S. Representative Rob Wittman

Maggie Beal, VA Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade

Montross Team lunch and celebration.