Fontaine Modification Vocational Services will reopen its modification center in Garland, Texas, which has been closed since 2012, when most of the truck production that it supported moved out of the area.
The Garland facility, which includes 45,000 square feet of workspace and will be fully updated before being reopened, will assist with the growing demand for modifications on Peterbilt trucks, according to the company.
"Using the Garland facility enables us to be closer to Peterbilt’s manufacturing facility in Denton and also to consolidate work that had been done in Charlotte and Gainesville,” said Ivan Barnes, general manager of the Garland facility. “There has been a lot of growth over the past year in the auto hauler segment, along with requests for additional modifications on Peterbilt trucks. This consolidation will help us be more efficient and improve vehicle turnaround time.”
Limited production will begin this month, with the facility becoming fully operational early next year.