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Fontaine Modification achieves NTEA MVP status

Fontaine Charlotte - Building 1Fontaine Modification has earned Member Verification Program (MVP) status from NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry.

The NTEA MVP program recognizes North American truck distributors, manufacturers and upfitters that have distinguished business practices, quality employee education and training programs and effective safety and regulatory compliance programs, the company says.

“The key criteria for achieving NTEA MVP status are closely aligned with Fontaine Modification’s operating standards and company values,” says Paul Kokalis, president of Fontaine Modification. “We continuously work to improve our products and services, and have successfully made workplace safety a top priority. NTEA’s recognition reaffirms that we have the right processes in place, but we will continue to evolve as a company in order to provide the best possible truck modification services and support for our customers.”

Through its Vocational Services business unit, Fontaine Modification says it provides steering conversions and other cab and chassis modifications for customers in a variety of vocational industries. Its Fleet Services business unit provides on-highway truck modifications for fleets. In October, employees at Fontaine’s Charlotte, N.C., modification center worked their 2,000th straight day without a lost time incident, and other Fontaine facilities are on track for similar incident-free milestones this year, the company says.

NTEA introduced the MVP program in 2005 to help its member companies create mutually beneficial and long-lasting relationships with their suppliers, distributors and customers. Program participants submit documentation about their quality assurance practices and safety policies, among other requirements. Periodically, requirements and criteria are updated to reflect the changing nature of the work truck industry. MVP companies must be re-verified every three years.

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