Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has opened a modification center in Avon Lake, Ohio, to provide modifications for Ford's 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks, including an exclusive tractor package for beverage fleets, the truck upfitter has announced.
The center is located in close proximity to the Ohio Assembly Plant where Ford began building the redesigned trucks, after shifting production from Mexico.
"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."
Fontaine will also use the modification center to install all-wheel drive systems, make wheelbase changes and perform CNG tank upfits on the F-650/F-750 trucks. Fontaine has established a ship-through agreement with Ford that eliminates additional shipping costs to fleet customers.
Fontaine operates other modification centers in Charlotte, N.C.; Dublin, Va.; Garland, Texas; Springfield, Ohio; and Williamstown, W. Va.