Fontaine Modification is relocating its West Virginia modification center from Williamstown to Mineral Wells, West Virginia. The new modification center offers double the production space and enables Fontaine to expand its truck modification and other service offerings.
Fontaine’s center is located close to the new Hino plant and will allow easy access to the increased volumes expected as the OEM introduces its XL series of Class 8 trucks. 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. The overhead cranes 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.
The facility will be managed by Chris Reynolds, who was the general manager of the Williamstown center.
“This new facility gives us the capability to run several types of products simultaneously. That will be key to supporting the Hino XL series of trucks as they are introduced to customers,” says Nate Eichinger, Fontaine managing director. “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.”