Dorsey Trailers Update

By: Mike Gurspan
By: Mike Gurspan

A group of investors out of Colorado are concerned with possible environmental issues.

Dorsey trailers filed bankruptcy last year.

It was the second time the 80-year-old company had gone out-of-business but tonight, there's some encouraging signs that Dorsey may once again open its doors.

For more than 80-years, Dorsey truck trailers was the sign of quality on the American roadway, but "cheaper" foreign competition forced the Elba-based company to file bankruptcy on two different occasions, but, a Colorado group is interested in buying it, that's great news for Elba restaurant owner Greg Hancey, his business is less than a mile from Dorsey's.

Elba clipper publisher Ferrin Cox has been covering news in Elba since 1961, the possible re-opening of Dorsey trailers' has Folks excited.

This week, a Montgomery federal judge has postponed the bankruptcy hearing for 30-days, it's due to an "unnamed" environmental issue at the plant site, In elba.

But after speaking with several folks familiar with the situation, they don't believe the environmental issue is a big one and that Dorsey trailers will once again be rolling...

At the court hearing this week the state environmental agency has been called on to clear any issues which may accompany the Elba facility.

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