NTEA Recognizes Safety and Quality Processes Through its Member Verification Program

Farmington Hills, Mich. (July 7, 2011) – Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has requalified 54 member companies and approved two new member companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards. This brings the total number of companies that have achieved MVP status to 422 to date.

Since 2005, NTEA’s MVP has recognized distributors, manufacturers and upfitters for implementing quality business practices and for complying with specific government safety regulations. Criteria to meet the MVP standards can involve liability insurance, warranty programs, vehicle and employee certification, safety policies, and quality assurance.

“We congratulate these members who have demonstrated compliance to key quality standards and for building better relationships between distributors and manufacturers, and between suppliers and their customers,” said NTEA Executive Director Jim Carney. “With the recent announcement of updated criteria, we have raised the bar of the MVP program to even higher standards which should impact the quality efforts of our members and the industry to an even greater extent.”

The newest MVPs as of July 7, 2011 are:

Fleet Body Equipment, Fort Worth, TX
Raytel Equipment Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada

Members who have successfully renewed their MVP status as of July 7, 2011 are:

Advanced Truck Body & Equipment Co., Inc., Central Point, OR
A.L. Hansen Mfg. Co., Waukegan, IL
Alum-Line, Inc., Cresco, IA
Auto Truck Group, Bartlett, IL
Braun Industries, Inc., Van Wert, OH
Braun Northwest, Inc., Chehalis, WA
Cirus Controls LLC, Brooklyn Park, MN
Clean Seal, Inc., South Bend, IN
Crysteel Truck Equipment, Inc., Lake Crystal, MN
Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment Co., Inc., Kings Park, NY
Demountable Concepts, Glassboro, NJ
Fort Wayne Fleet Equipment Co., Roanoke, IN
Gledhill Road Machinery Co. (The), Galion, OH
Harbor Truck Bodies, Brea, CA
Hercules Manufacturing Co., Henderson, KY
Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc., Garner, IA
JC Madigan, Inc., Harvard, MA
Kansas Truck Equipment Co., Inc., Wichita, KS
Knapheide Truck Equipment Center-JC, Jefferson City, MO
Knapheide Truck Equipment Center-SL, St. Peters, MO
Kranz of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Lang’s Corner Garage, Inc., Rye, NH
Layton Truck Equipment Co. LLC, Aurora, CO
Layton Truck Equipment Co. LLC, Colorado Springs, CO
Louisville Truck Equipment Company, Louisville, KY
Maintainer Corp. of Iowa, Inc., Sheldon, IA
Messer Truck Equipment, Westbrook, ME
Metropolitan Truck Center, Inc., Stoughton, MA
Midway Specialty Vehicles, Elkhart, IN
MobilityWorks, Akron, OH
Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc., Monroe, WI
NBC Truck Equipment, Inc., Roseville, MI
Northern Truck Equipment Corp., Sioux Falls, SD
Northland Equipment Co., Inc., Janesville, WI
Omaha Standard, A Member of the Palfinger North America Group, Council Bluffs, IA
Palfinger North America, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Atlanta, Forest Park, GA
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc., Birmingham, AL
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Dallas, Dallas, TX
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Louisville, Louisville, KY
PalFleet Truck Equipment, Inc.-Nashville, Nashville, TN
Pick Up Pals, Inc., Lubbock, TX
Power-Packer, Westfield, WI
ProAir LLC, Elkhart, IN
Ridewell Suspensions, Springfield, MO
Southern Coach, Kernersville, NC
Structural Metal Fabricators, Inc., Palmerton, PA
The Truck Works, Bend, OR
Valley Truck Repair, Sunnyside, WA
WALTCO Lift Corp., Tallmadge, OH
Wilcox Bodies Ltd., Milton, ON, Canada

MVP companies must re-verify every three years. Updated criteria for the Member Verification Program can be found at http://www.ntea.com/mvp/.


Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents nearly 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.

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