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Spartan Motor Chassis Reaches 3-Year Pact with Fleetwood RV

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Spartan Motors Chassis Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors Inc., today
announced an expanded three-year agreement for the design, manufacturing
and assembly of custom chassis in support of Fleetwood RV’s
high-quality brand of Class A diesel motorhomes, including American
Coach products.

“This agreement extends a strategic partnership made up of two
strong brands that together, produce a quality product that exceeds
customer expectations,” Tom Gorman, COO of Spartan Motors, said in a
news release. “This brings us to a pivotal point in our business
relationship with Fleetwood RV, where we can now focus on product
differentiation and maximizing opportunities in the marketplace for both

The current agreement extends Spartan Chassis’ previous pact with Fleetwood RV announced Sept. 23.

“The decision to extend our partnership with Spartan was an easy
one,” said Chief Executive Chuck Wilkinson. “Spartan’s commitment to its
product and to Fleetwood will create real business value in a market
that is displaying very promising signs.”

Per the agreement, the two companies will work collaboratively to
enhance the design and effective integration of their products. In
addition, Fleetwood will leverage Spartan’s “Coach-Ready” concept to add
greater value to their manufacturing process.

Introduced by Spartan in 2001, the innovative Coach-Ready platform
incorporates additional components installed “below the floor” of the
chassis, virtually eliminating rework or preparation by the OEM. In
addition to saving time and money, the new platform will allow Fleetwood
to focus even more on the interiors and exteriors of the units.

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