Our History & Mission
Lancaster Truck Bodies is committed to the continuous improvement of all of our activities. We strive to attract, train, develop, and retain the best employees available anywhere. Our goal is to be an "employer of choice" and to be recognized by our customers and suppliers as the "best" at what we do for them.
We ask for your continued support and partnership in taking us all to the next level of cooperation and mutual success. As in the past, we look forward to working with you.
1936 Orville Easton started Lancaster Automobile Spring Co. in a small facility in the City of Lancaster.
1937 Orville incorporated and moved to a larger facility. Orville’s primary business was the manufacture of automobile springs and “U” bolts.
1942 Richard Bomberger founded Lancaster Automobile Spring, Inc. His primary function was to expand the business. They started selling truck bodies and doing truck modifications such as: four man cabs, right hand driver, wheel base and frame alterations, extra axles, 4-wheel drive conversions, and custom bodies manufacturing. The increased business forced the company to move to a much larger facility on Manheim Pike.
1972 Ron Hill purchased the company from Orville Easton and Richard Bomberger. He sold the spring business to one of the employees. Also, he changed the company name to Lancaster Truck Bodies.
1977 Dick Toriello came to work for Lancaster Truck Bodies, and the company moved to its current location on Richardson Drive.
1983 Lancaster Truck Bodies opened its first branch location in Concordville, PA.
1995 The Kennett Square facility was purchased.
2007 Lancaster AutomobileSpring Co., Inc. dba Lancaster Truck Bodies, has been purchased by Luis C. Torres, President, and Maria H. DeFaria, Vice-President from Ronald C. Hill’s Trust, Scott Hill, Robyn Hill, and Richard Toriello, former President on August 21, 2007. Toriello will stay temporarily as an adviser to Torres and DeFaria.
2014 Lancaster Truck Bodies has been purchased in March of 2014 by Paul Statler, President, from Luis C. Torres, former President. Luis Olmeda, grandson of Luis C. Torres, will stay as Vice President and General Manager.
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