FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Terrie Skully
Director of Communications, NTEA
(248) 489-7090, ext. 102
Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 6, 2012) – Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has requalified 12 member companies and approved nine new member companies for their commitment to excellence by their effective use of safety and quality standards. The MVP currently includes 271 member companies.
Since 2005, NTEA’s MVP has recognized distributors, manufacturers and upfitters for successfully implementing quality business practices and for taking steps to comply with specific government safety regulations. Criteria to meet the MVP standards can involve liability insurance, warranty programs, vehicle and employee certification, safety policies, and quality assurance.
“We congratulate these members who have achieved MVP Member status,” said NTEA Executive Director Steve Carey. “They are now part of a select number of organizations recognized for taking steps to comply with key quality standards. We have raised the bar of the MVP program to even higher standards which should impact the quality efforts of our members and the industry to an even greater extent.”
The newest MVPs as of April 6, 2012 are:
Demers Ambulances, Beloeil, QC, Canada
The Fab Shop, Edgewood, WA
Frontier Truck Equipment, Commerce City, CO
HA Dehart & Son, Thorofare, NJ
Henderson Products, Inc., Manchester, IA
Manning Equipment LLC, Louisville, KY
Morgan Olson Corp., Sturgis, MI
Supreme Corp., Goshen, IN
Total Truck & Trailer Equipment, Newcastle, OK
Members that have successfully renewed their MVP status as of April 6, 2012 are:
BrandFX Body Co/Gem Top, Fort Worth, TX
Drake-Scruggs Equipment, Inc., Springfield, IL
General Body Mfg Co of Texas, Houston, TX
General Body Metroplex, Arlington, TX
J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers Div of Somerset Welding & Steel, Inc., Somerset, PA
Keehn Service Corp., Coatesville, PA
Nichols Fleet Equipment, Inc, Chattanooga, TN
Reading Truck Body, LLC, Reading PA
Real PowerTM/Contour Hardening, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Swenson Spreader, LLC, Lindenwood, IL
Western Cascade Truck, Tank & Equipment, Tukwila, WA|
Zoresco Equipment Co Pittsburgh, Turtle Creek, PA
MVP companies must re-verify every three years. Updated criteria for the Member Verification Program can be found at http://www.ntea.com/mvp/.
ABOUT THE NTEA
Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,500 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.