Fontaine Opens New Truck Modification Center in Avon Lake, Ohio

Facility will process F-650/F-750 trucks built at Ford Ohio Assembly Plant

Jan 27, 2016, 08:05 ET from Fontaine Modification Vocational Services

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has opened a new modification center in Avon Lake, Ohio, to provide modifications for Ford F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks. The facility is located across the street from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, where F-650/F-750 production moved from Mexico last summer.

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"Fontaine has put significant effort into developing modifications specifically for the all-new F-650/F-750 platform, including an exclusive tractor package for beverage fleets that we developed in conjunction with our sister company Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Ford Motor Company," says Steve Boyer, president of Fontaine Vocational Services. "Our new Avon Lake location will enable us to complete these modifications efficiently, taking advantage of our ship-through agreement with Ford to provide customers with their vehicles quickly and efficiently."

In addition to the beverage tractor modification, Fontaine will use its new modification center to install all-wheel drive systems, make wheelbase changes and perform CNG tank upfits on the F-650/F-750. Customers also can work with Fontaine to develop custom modifications for their specific applications. Fontaine's ship-through agreement with Ford (31V) allows modifications to be completed without any additional shipping cost to the customer.

Other locations in the Fontaine Vocational Services network of modification centers include Charlotte, N.C.; Dublin, Va.; Garland, Texas; Springfield, Ohio; and Williamstown, W.Va.

For more information about Fontaine Modification Vocational Services, call 800.FONTAINE (800.366.8246) or visit

About Fontaine Modification Vocational Services                

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services is a business unit of Fontaine Modification that provides specialized truck modifications for customers in a variety of industries, including refuse/recycling collection, auto transport, street sweeping and emergency services. It offers chassis and cab modifications, steering conversions, alternative fuel system installations, and paint services.

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services is based in Charlotte, N.C., and has modification centers across the U.S., including locations in Avon Lake, Ohio; Dublin, Va.; Garland, Texas; Springfield, Ohio; and Williamstown, W.Va. The company uses established ship-thru agreements with all major truck manufacturers to streamline the final delivery process to the end-user.

Fontaine Modification is a Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) company. MHT companies support the transportation industry worldwide with a wide range of high-quality products and services. MHT companies are members of The Marmon Group, an international association of business units that operate independently within diverse business sectors. The Marmon Group is a Berkshire Hathaway Company.

SOURCE Fontaine Modification Vocational Services