Fontaine Modification recently acquired truck upfitter ProBilt Services of Ohio, along with the company’s 30,000-square-foot facility located less than half a mile from the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe.
This facility, which also has parking for more than 100 trucks, becomes Fontaine’s ninth US modification center.
The team at Fontaine’s new Chillicothe facility will provide fleet in-servicing and vehicle modifications to Kenworth trucks. A ship-thru agreement with Kenworth means customers can have their modifications completed and their trucks made “ready to work” without additional transportation time and expense. Services include equipment and graphics installation, pre-delivery inspections, cab modifications and custom vehicle modifications.
“We’re excited to acquire this well-run operation with a good crew of technicians and a long list of happy customers,” said Paul Kokalis, Fontaine Modification president. “We look forward to putting our more than 30 years of truck post-production leadership to work for Kenworth customers around the country.”
Fontaine operates two additional modification centers in Ohio, one in Springfield and another in Avon Lake. The company also has three locations in North Carolina, two in Texas and one in West Virginia. Fontaine said it plans to retain ProBilt’s Chillicothe team.
“We’re proud of our Chillicothe team and the business relationships we have made there,” said Toney Fitzgerald, principle owner of ProBilt. “While we are sad to leave Chillicothe, we trust Fontaine Modification will nurture and grow this business to its full potential. This move allows us to focus on our home operation in Denton TX.”