NEW: Watertown’s Dakota Bodies being sold to Texas manufacturer

December 2, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Custom truck body manufacturer Dakota Bodies of Watertown has been purchased by ATW Truck Equipment of Richardson, Texas.

Dakota Bodies was founded in Watertown in 1997, and has grown to be one of the industry’s top manufacturers of service and utility truck bodies.

The company is one of Watertown’s top employers, and currently manufactures out of state’-of-the-art production facilities in Watertown and Liberty, Missouri.

Dakota Bodies CEO Jeff Orthaus said, “joining forces with ATW affords us the resources and expertise to further grow what we’ve built at Dakota Bodies.”

Terms of the transaction were not released.