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History of White Trucks

 White Motor Company was an American automobile, truck, bus, and agricultural tractor manufacturer from 1900 to 1980. The company also produced bicycles, roller skates, automatic lathes and sewing machines. Prior to World War II, the company was based in Cleveland, Ohio. The White Diesel Engine Division in Springfield, Ohio manufactured diesel generators that powered US military equipment and infrastructure, namely: Nike Army and Air Force Bomarc launch pads and other missile systems and ranges, SAGE and DEW Line stations, radars, command and control centers and other ground facilities of the US aerospace defense ring, such as Texas Towers.


During the Vietnam era, the company maintained its position in the top 100 defense contractors list (87th in fiscal year 1965, 77th in 1967, 73rd in 1968, 89th in 1969). Its manufacturing facilities, such as the Lansing Truck Plant in Lansing, Michigan, and the main plant in Cleveland, have been involved in the manufacture, inspection, engineering services, and maintenance of thousands of M39 military trucks and light trucks, M44, M600, and M602 series trucks, as well as spare parts such as cylinder heads, diesel and gasoline engines with accessories.