60 years and going strong.
Kalmar Ottawa has been part of the Ottawa, KS community since it first became a legal entity in 1943 as Ottawa Steel Products, Inc. making attachments for farm equipment. Since these early days of Ottawa Steel Products the company has gone through many different products and name changes but is known for its current product, the terminal tractor and the name Ottawa Truck.
Kalmar Ottawa not only invented the product but is the global leader in the terminal tractor business, producing over 70,000 units, more than all of its competitors combined. Kalmar Ottawa trucks are known for their superior quality and reliability, which is directly attributed to the employees in Ottawa, KS.