Fontaine Modification hits 100,000 truck milestone

Fontaine Modification hits 100,000 truck milestone

Alongside the 27,000 sq. ft. expansion of its Laredo, TX facility, Fontaine expects to hire another 125 employees to meet projected growth.

Fontaine Modification announced that its Laredo, TX truck modification center recently celebrated producing its 100,000th truck, a 2024 Freightliner Cascadia Class 8 tractor prepped for customer J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

“I was excited to witness the production of the 100,000th unit in our plant,” says Juan Salazar, senior director of operations at Fontaine Modification. “This truck is a testament to our entire team’s hard work over the last 12 years to double our production while maintaining quality.”

The Laredo facility has more than doubled the size of its with the completion of a 40,000 sq. ft. expansion, enlarging the facility to 67,000 square feet. Fontaine expects the additional space to enable the location to offer new services, including more time-intensive equipment installations, chassis modifications, and paint operations. Additionally, Fontaine expects the amount workers in its Laredo facility to increase from 165 to 280 employees, to help keep pace with the projected growth rate for the facility.

Fontaine says its Laredo team modifies trucks that are assembled at Freightliner and Navistar plants in Mexico. As these trucks cross the border, they are processed through a marshaling yard for delivery within the United States and Canada. Fontaine’s Laredo operation is connected to this yard, enabling its personnel to work on the trucks while they remain in the OEM’s delivery system.

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