The Auto Truck Group, a North American upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of customized solutions for work trucks and vans. has announced that it will be opening a new work truck and commercial van upfitting and manufacturing facility later this month. Shipping will begin on January 5, 2015 from the facility located at 21 Elaine Drive, O'Fallon, Missouri.
The 40,000 square foot facility is enough space to upfit more than 30 vehicles concurrently. The facility also has two acres of storage, and many more features to support the installation of truck equipment for a wide variety of users and applications, according to the compan. Opening in December 2014, this facility will provide the custom solutions to truck fleets in such industries as energy, telecommunications, railroad, municipalities, construction, and much more.
Most impportant, the facility has also been awarded ship thru for new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Express and GMC Savanna (Ship Through Code TBQ), and Chevrolet City Express (Ship Though Code SQF).
"We are proud to announce this new facility, including the important addition of ship through for the new GM trucks and commercial vans," said Jim Dondlinger, President for Auto Truck Group. "Our new facility will serve both regional and national customers and fleets."
The new St. Louis facility follows the opening of a new Kansas City, Missouri facility in June 2014.
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