Lufkin Platform-flatbed Truck Information:
Lufkin Industries is a manufacturing company based in Lufkin, TX. They currently manufacture machinery such as oilfield pumping units and electrical equipment, foundry castings, and power transmission gearboxes. Founded in 1902, they’re one of the city of Lufkin’s largest employers and sell their equipment worldwide. General Electric bought the company in 2013, who then announced in 2015 they were closing the Lufkin foundry. By 2018, most productions in Lufkin ended.
The company was once well-known for their trailers and trucks. Lufkin trucks haven’t been produced since 2008 when the company announced it would be halting its commercial trailer operations in a plan to simply run out their existing inventories. They fulfilled any contracts they had as of January 2008, then closed all of their trailer facilities.
Lufkin trucks and trailers began production in 1939 through the company’s acquisition of Martin Wagon and Trailer Company. This division was particularly busy during World War II, producing trailers and other units for the Army. They then produced lowboy trailers, dry freight vans, and refrigerated vans through the 1960s.
More modern production included flatbeds, floats, dump trucks, drop frames, spread axles, vans, and specialty trailers through 2008. Because of their durability, you’ll still find Lufkin trucks, trailers, and other equipment on the road today.