Great Dane Limited Partnership has announced adding a second shift to its plant in Jonesboro, AR, creating 175 new jobs and bringing total plant staff to 400 employees. Growing trailer demand is cited as the reason.

“We expect to nearly double our production of dry cargo vans manufactured at the plant to 136 units per week,” said Tom Czapka, Great Dane vp of business development.

This news reflects industry trends of increasing truck and trailer production in anticipation of brisk sales. In February, Volvo Trucks announced its plan to add a second shift to its plant in Dublin, VA.