Fontaine Modification, a supplier of post-production truck providers for authentic gear producers, sellers, and fleets, has begun work on a 40,000-square-foot addition to the present 27,000-square-foot truck modification centre in Laredo, Texas.
Its Laredo location handles vehicles which might be assembled at Freightliner and Navistar vegetation in Mexico. As these vehicles cross the border, they’re all processed by means of a marshalling yard for supply inside the USA and Canada. Fontaine’s Laredo operation is linked to this yard, enabling Fontaine to work on the vehicles whereas they continue to be within the OEM’s supply system.
The middle, led since 2018 by Juan Salazar, director of operations, runs two full-time shifts of engineers and assemblers to course of 1,500 vehicles per 30 days.
“Visitors by means of the Laredo modification heart has elevated dramatically and is beginning to pressure our present constructing’s capability,” says Jamil Younger, president, Fontaine Modification medium and heavy truck operations. “The extra manufacturing footprint supplied by the enlargement will convey much-needed reduction to area constraints, permitting us to proceed to enhance effectivity, whereas the addition of full-service paint sales space will contribute to increasing our service choices.”
The Laredo operation has historically centered on high-volume fleet providers. As soon as the enlargement is full, Fontaine anticipates providing heavier vocational truck modifications, as properly.
Work is anticipated to be full in early 2023. The ability will stay open and at full manufacturing all through development.