Utility vehicles: New vehicle platforms lead to location changes at Leggett & Platt CVP

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Commercial vehicles: Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP), manufacturer and installer of commercial van and pickup truck equipment, announces location changes to their installation facilities. To increase capabilities and continue to meet the needs of fleet customers, Leggett & Platt CVP announces the expansion of their Kansas City facility, opening of a new facility in Baltimore and closure of Elyria, OH install facility.

Leggett & Platt CVP’s Kansas City facility was opened in July of 2014 to coincide with the Ford Transit being built at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant. With the success of the current facility, the company is expanding to a new build-to-suit facility in the underground SubTropolis complex, which will open July of this year. The 72,000 square foot SubTropolis location will include 10 acres of underground parking capable of storing 1,200 vehicles out of the elements, ensuring the utmost in vehicle protection during inclement weather. Leggett & Platt CVP will continue to maintain flexible above ground vehicle storage as required as well as a commercial bailment pool for the Ford Transit.

A Baltimore, MD facility, located near the Baltimore port of entry for many compact vans manufactured outside of the U.S. will be fully operational this month. Leggett & Plat CVP’s new Baltimore facility will be capable of ship-thru for many compact utility platforms to include the Ford Transit Connect, Chevy Express and the new Ram ProMaster City. Leggett & Platt CVP will offer a commercial bailment pool in Baltimore for the Chevy City Express.

Due to OEM vehicle production changes in the mid-west, specifically the end of life of the Ford E-Series Cargo Van, the expansion of Kansas City and opening of Baltimore locations, Leggett & Platt CVP’s Elyria, OH installation facility will be closed. Leggett & Platt CVP will be working with fleets, dealers and fleet management companies to ensure that the wind down of this facility does not impact any customer requirements.

“Our continued desire is for Leggett & Platt CVP to lead the industry in innovation, quality, and client satisfaction. These changes will be instrumental in maintaining that goal,” commented Jason Lehman, Vice President of Fleet and Distribution Sales for Masterack and Crown North America.

About Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products
Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) is a division of global diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE: LEG). Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, CVP is a group of companies that provide a single source for commercial vehicle needs. Through its brands CVP designs, manufactures and installs commercial vehicle interior systems, truck equipment and accessories under well-known industry brands: a) Masterack, van interiors and truck accessories equipment designer, manufacturer and installer; b) Crown North America, automotive original equipment accessories program integrator; and c) Gamber-Johnson, rugged docking stations and vehicle mounts manufacturer. The CVP family of companies includes 10 facilities in North America.

For a complete list of Leggett & Platt CVP’s installation facilities, visit www.masterack.com/fleet-leasing.

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