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Fontaine moves modification center closer to Hino plant

Fontaine Modification is relocating its West Virginia modification center from Williamstown to Mineral Wells, WV.

The company says the new modification center doubles production space, enabling expansion of its truck modification and other service offerings.

“This new facility gives us the capability to run several types of products simultaneously,” said Nate Eichinger, Fontaine’s managing director. “That will be key to supporting the Hino XL series of trucks as they are introduced to customers.

“We are optimistic that the move will allow us to continue to grow and expand the ways that we can support Hino and its customers. We also expect that growth to result in adding new jobs going into 2020.”

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Fontaine’s center is located close to the new Hino plant in West Virginia, allowing for easy access to the increased volumes expected as the OEM introduces its XL series of Class 8 trucks, the company said. The new center features 33,000 square feet with more than 10 dedicated bays, two drive-through lanes, a paint booth and six 5-ton overhead cranes, which allow for safer and more efficient handling of large materials and bodies.

In addition to painting services, equipment installations and truck modifications, the additional space will enable Fontaine to offer new services.

Fontaine said the facility will be managed by Chris Reynolds, who was general manager of the Williamstown center.

For more information about Fontaine Modification, visit fontainemodification.com.

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