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Spartan Chassis to Support Production of MRAP Vehicles

July 26, 2007
Spartan Chassis, Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., today announced it has received a subcontract award, worth nearly $30 million, from Force Protection, Inc.

Spartan Chassis, Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc., today announced it has received a subcontract award, worth nearly $30 million, from Force Protection, Inc. to supply and integrate key chassis components in the production of advanced tactical vehicles under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, program.

The order placed with Spartan Chassis by Force Protection, a Charleston, S.C.-based manufacturer of ballistic and mine-protected military vehicles, calls for production to be completed by the end of January 2008. The vehicles will be utilized by all branches of the U.S. military.

"Spartan Chassis' proven specialty chassis expertise has afforded us another opportunity to work with Force Protection," said Richard Schalter, president of Spartan Chassis. "These vehicles are in great demand and we are excited about this and future opportunities to work with Force Protection in supporting the U.S. military."