Supreme Industries Inc. today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Supreme Corporation, has been awarded a large contract by leading global transportation services provider Penske Truck Leasing Company to build dry freight vehicles for its consumer fleet in 2008.
“The trucks in this order will be manufactured using fiberglass-reinforced plywood (FRP) panels produced at our own integrated tower structural laminating facility, the only one of its kind in the United States. This innovative process is recognized for creating cost efficiencies, consistency of product and material availability unmatched by any other truck body manufacturer, providing Supreme with a competitive edge,” said Supreme national fleet sales manager Allen Hooley. “We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Penske.”
Production, commencing in February 2008 for delivery in advance of the summer rental season, includes vehicles ranging in length from 12 feet to 26 feet. Supreme is the largest commercial pool account for both General Motors and Ford commercial cutaway chassis, and as such will manufacture the trucks using Ford E-350 and GM cutaways, as well as International chassis.
The company will produce the units at its nationwide facilities, including those in Jonestown, Pa., Goshen, Ind., and Moreno Valley, Calif.