The Military is a demanding and harsh industry, requiring complex vehicles and cabs for critical situations. McLaughlin Body Company has formed a long-standing relationship with the US Army as a prime and subcontractor, having manufactured 50,000+ cabs to their specific requirements and specifications. Undoubtedly, we’re a reliable entity that can produce outcomes that will improve your bottom line.

Military Vehicles for Superior Protection and Performance

The Military and Defense sector involves facing dangerous situations that put the lives of our service members on the line. Therefore, all military vehicles must have protective features to support them in their missions and other operations.

Durability and strength are two of the most important aspects of military vehicles. McLaughlin Body Company understands how to construct cabs that can handle rugged terrain and extreme weather conditions while maintaining ultimate safety and protection for the people riding them.

Industries / Markets

Examples of Military cabs and vehicles we can manufacture:

  • Armored personnel carrier (APC)
  • Humvee
  • Reconnaissance vehicle
  • Armored fighting carrier

Furthermore, each cab we produce is tested and inspected before delivery, ensuring that we adhere to the requirements of TT-C-490E in zinc phosphate pretreatment, e-coat, and CARC application. All tactical vehicles are also designed and developed to meet the 22-year service life requirement.

Expert Manufacturing Capabilities

We employ our exceptional manufacturing capabilities to produce high-quality military trucks and vehicles, including sheet metal fabrication, welding, CNC tube bending, and powder coating services.

Our range of capabilities include:


One of our primary capabilities is welding, such as resistance, MIG, and TIG welding. We utilize these three primary welding types to manufacture heavy-duty and long-lasting military vehicles.

Laser Cutting

We specialize in the following:

  • MIG welding: This arc welding process utilizes a solid wire electrode fed to a welding pool using a welding gun. It’s a fast process since it’s continuous while producing high-quality welds.
  • TIG welding: Also known as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), utilizes a non-consumable tungsten electrode to create a strong weld.
  • Resistance welding: A cost-effective process that doesn’t need other materials to make the weld is resistance welding. Its process involves applying pressure and passing a strong current.

Powder Coating

Our powder coating service is a form of surface treatment used to coat any substrate with high-performance e-coatings to protect them from exposure to environmental factors and daily use. This capability is imperative in all Military cabs to ensure they withstand the abuse they’re constantly exposed to.

Benefits of our powder coating services:

  • Enhanced durability
  • Abrasion and corrosion resistance
  • Longevity
  • Low maintenance
  • Protect against chipping and scratches

CNC Tube Bending

Our CNC tube bending methods are focused on CNC mandrel and CNC roll bending. We work on aluminum, stainless steel, and steel materials to fabricate wrinkle-free bends in metal tubes for military vehicles.

CNC mandrel is a highly specialized bending process that produces tight bends without wrinkles and deformation. Meanwhile, CNC roll bending is ideal for continuous point roll bending on a large scale with high repeatability.

Trust McLaughlin Body Company to Produce High-Caliber Tactical Vehicles

At McLaughlin Body Company, we prioritize the needs of our clients, coupled with our extensive knowledge of their industry. Fortunately, we have served the Military since WW2 and adapted to their growing needs.

If you need any help or have questions about our services, feel free to contact us today. You can request a quote, and we’ll find a solution to fulfill your project’s needs.