Atlanta-based Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) has announced a new facility in Kansas City, Mo., that will largely be used to upfit the Ford Transit and Ford F-150 vehicle platforms for commercial customers.
CVP is a Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) of Ford vehicles and offers various equipment solutions, as well as alternative fuel and technology conversions. The company says the ship-thru service at the new location will allow CVP customers to order Ford vehicles direct into CVP's facility for upfitting and then re-enter the vehicles into Ford's transportation system for final delivery. CVP notes the facility is located five miles from the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, which will help enable CVP customers to take advantage of low transportation and upfit costs.
“Our fleet customers are very excited about the new Ford Transit and have begun placing orders for ship-thru at our new Kansas City facility, which will be ready and open for business shortly,” states John Forest, CVP's vice president of install operations. The new facility, located at 8250 N.E. Underground Dr., will open in March.