Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation Celebrates Its 100,000th Chassis

GAFFNEY, S.C…. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation rolled off its 100,000th chassis from the company’s Gaffney, South Carolina, assembly line during a celebration event on October 23, 2003.

“This is a momentous occasion for us,” said FCCC President Jack Conlan. “This achievement speaks highly of our quality, our reliability and our customer loyalty.”

The October 23 event was attended by South Carolina and local officials, employees and customers. It featured a parade of FCCC products, plant tours and other ceremonies.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, walk-in van, school bus and shuttle bus markets. It is the industry market leader in diesel motorhome and walk-in van chassis. The facility also assembles the Sprinter van for Freightliner and Dodge.

The Gaffney plant, which currently employs more than 800 people and has 255,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space, was purchased by Freightliner from Oshkosh Truck Corporation in 1995. Conlan added, “In 1995, we produced about 3,800 chassis, so it is remarkable the growth we have accomplished in eight years. This achievement was made possible by the efforts of our dedicated, professional workforce here at the Gaffney facility.”

According to Dean Schaper, FCCC Director of Sales & Marketing, “We owe much of our success to the many customers who have worked with us along the way. Our core business philosophy is based upon working with our customers and building a chassis that meets their unique needs.”

Continuous product innovations have enabled Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation to realize tremendous growth. These advancements include air disc brakes with ABS for motorhomes, advanced technologies for walk-in vans, alternative fuels for shuttle buses, increased visibility for school buses and a wheel-cut that produces some of the most maneuverable chassis manufactured on the road today.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is a subsidiary of Freightliner LLC, the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner produces and markets Class 3-8 vehicles under the Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, American LaFrance, and Thomas Built Buses nameplates and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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