A Creative Mind: Into the Wild with Knapheide

Kit Steimle has always described himself as having a creative mind, often building things out of “stuff that really wasn’t made for it.” As a result, when he’s not enjoying the outdoors and nature, Steimle can often be found tinkering on various projects, including working on old Toyota Land Cruisers and International Scouts. But, the…

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Optimizing Operations in Manufacturing

At the time of this writing, Knapheide is investing heavily in improving our operational efficiency by aggressively attacking waste in our processes and devoting significant resources to the implementation of automation. Ahead, I’ll focus on the reduction of waste in manufacturing processes. Running an efficient operation is always a top goal of operations leaders, however…

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An Opportunity to Connect: Knapheide at Work Truck Week 2022

Each year, countless exhibitors and attendees converge upon the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis to attend NTEA’s Work Truck Week, the premier event for those in the work truck industry. For Knapheide, the can’t-miss trade show serves as an excellent platform to showcase the latest innovations and products. But, more importantly, it presents an opportunity…

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Ready, or not, for EVs?

Ford, Ram, GM Aluminum UB

The following editorial appeared in the January print edition of Trailer/Body Builders, the Work Truck Week preview edition. This article has been republished with the permission of the author, Trailer/Body Builders, and Endeavor Business Media. In the four years I’ve been covering The Work Truck Show for TBB, electric vehicles have taken up an increasing…

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Engineering for the Next Generation of Work Vehicles

Engineering

It seems like you can’t get far into a conversation about work trucks these days without someone mentioning electric vehicles (EVs). The first question usually asked of Knapheide is, “what are you doing with EVs?” The simple answer to that question is, “the same things we’ve been doing before with commercial vehicles.” However, it is…

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