For Immediate Release

Six Trucks Featuring Odyne Plug-in Hybrid Systems Delivered to Consumers Energy. - Order Includes First System Powering an Under Deck Boss Compressor Truck

Waukesha, WI – October 21, 2014 – Odyne Systems, LLC, a leader in hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, announces that six new trucks featuring Odyne plugin hybrid systems have been delivered to Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, providing natural gas and electricity to 6.5 million residents in Michigan.

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BOSS Industries (LaPorte, IN) has appointed Carl Murphy as the Canadian sales representative for the BOSS product line. Carl brings a long history of domestic and international sales experience along with his product knowledge of the air compressor industry. Mr. Murphy states" I am very proud to be representing the BOSS product line, a company with a solid track record and an excellent reputation in the marketplace."

Kelly Gore as been added to the growing list of new hires at BOSS. Kelly brings her extensive Customer Service expertise to her inside sales coordinator position. Ms.Gore's administrative experience will enhance and support the BOSS Sales Team.

Additionally, BOSS Industries has hired Chuck Hamilton as the Director of Marketing/OEM Sales. Mr. Hamilton brings over 25 years of Advertising and Marketing expertise to the growing BOSS family. Chuck explains "There are now more avenues than ever for the Utility Truck marketers to deliver their message to existing and would-be customers. New technologies and BOSS's extensive product range allow us now more than ever to reach these new customers and industries.


Carl Murphy

Kelly Gore

Kelly Gore


Chuck Hamilton

BOSS Industries, LLC (LaPorte, IN) is excited to announce an addition to our Sales Team - Caleb Pontius!

Caleb will be the new Eastern Regional Sales Manager for BOSS, effective immediately. Mr. Pontius brings over 16 years of sales experience, specializing in Commercial and Utility Vehicle Equipment Sales.

Caleb's addition to the BOSS Sales Team will help broaden our exposure to our existing customers and potential new customers.

Welcome to the team Caleb! 

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Caleb Pontius



September, 2012

YEN Steering Committee Appoints New Committee Member

At the recent YEN Steering Committee meeting held during the NTEA's Truck Product Conference, Brandom Stremme was appointed to the YEN Steering Committee.

Brandon works in Technical Sales for Boss Industries in LaPorte, Indiana. He will be serving a three year term on the YEN Steering Committee

May 29, 2008

LA PORTE - Despite the downturn in the nation's economy, local economic leaders say La Porte is positioned for economic growth.

Tim Gropp, executive director of the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corp., said the key for La Porte is the city's diverse manufacturing facilities.

It's a situation different from that of industry-specific communities like Flint, Mich., which suffered greatly when the auto industry decentralized in the 1980s.

Because of that diversity many of the area's manufactures are in industries immune to the current economic hurdles, said Gropp. He gave the example of New York Blower, which makes fans for a variety of uses, such as pollution control.

Further, Gropp said, the weakened U.S. dollar has made American manufacturing more attractive, resulting in an increase in exports.

The resistance to economic conditions has allowed many local companies to grow.

"Just about every company has added jobs or maintained their level," Gropp said.

Gropp isn't alone in seeing La Porte's manufacturing diversity as a boon. Mike Seitz, president of the greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce, said, "Some of our manufactures have sort of a unique niche or market that is still calling for a demand for their products.

"I think they're basically holding their own," he said.

One of those companies holding their own is Boss Industries, which makes equipment that aids utility crews.

"Even if demand is down you still have to maintain infrastructure," General Manager Paul Wilkins said. "Most of the companies we sell to are fairly recession proof."

Wilkins said the company has continually grown its employee base over the past five years, although they don't have plans to increase their workforce this year.

"Right now we're steady," he said.

Still, the city's economic future looks positive, according to Gropp and Seitz. The local unemployment rate sits at 5.1 percent, about average in Indiana, and the proposed new retail developments will bring businesses and jobs to the area.

"I think that the future looks good with NewPorte Landing and hopefully the intermodal (will be built)," Seitz said.