NEW HQ OPENING PRESS RELEASE
FR Conversions Expands American Manufacturing Commitment
Conversion Van Firm Opens New Made-by- Americans Corporate HQ
In an era marked by U.S. firms relocating manufacturing facilities offshore, FR Conversions has done just the opposite. On April 19th, the company will cut the ribbon on newer, larger office management and manufacturing facilities at 1231 Tech Court Westminster, Maryland.
As with any business operating in the U.S., the opportunities to relocate manufacturing abroad were there, but quickly, discounted by FR Conversions Management. Wayne Taylor, VP of Sales and Marketing, explains the company’s commitment to American manufacturing. “In just three short years, we’ve become the fastest growing mobility conversion manufacturer in America. On the streets of New York City, you’ll find more FR Conversions’ taxi’s than any other. Our reputation for delivering manufacturing excellence at better-than- competitive prices has automotive dealers and mobility retailers linking up to be a part of our national sales and service network. We’ve grown to become Chrysler’s leading provider of fleet mobility conversions. If something works, you stick with it and Made-in-America is working great for us.”
The official ribbon-cutting will be held at the new offices at 10AM. Company officers, employees, members of the FR Mobility Specialist National Network, local officials, and other dignitaries will be in attendance.
Taylor further explains the company’s commitment to American manufacturing.
“The FR Conversions manufacturing process requires specialized skills, necessary to convert or upfit a variety of vehicles- Ram Promaster, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Pacifica, and others- for recreational use, those with special needs, limousine transport, or fleet and commercial industries. The company’s formula for success relies on unique conversion design. Every specification is built to exceed customer expectations and industry standards, while offering cost efficient and durable solutions. All conversions are individually crafted, one at a time, by technicians who take pride in every detail. Our new corporate home was also built by Americans; FR Conversions’ complete line of products bears the label “Made in America” with pride.”
25% of FR Conversions employees have been with the firm since day one. “We’re sure our FR family will love their new home and it will help motivate them to achieve even greater standards of workmanship. When people love the work they do, the people they do it with, and the place they do it in, they tend to want to stick around awhile”.
For more information about FR Conversions please visit the website at FRConversions.com.
FR Conversion First to Market With 80 MPG Taxi
NYC's Leading Provider of Conversion Taxi's Leads Way With New Pacifica Hybrid Cab
(Westminster, MD) With over 13,450 cabs on its streets New York City is, without a doubt, the taxicab capitol of the world. Each NYC cab averages 70,000 miles annually for an estimated cumulative odometer reading of 940 million miles a year. These numbers provide a dramatic backdrop to the significance of the new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid taxi, converted to accommodate those with special needs, being unveiled by FR Conversions of Westminster, Maryland.
In comparison to New York’s current ‘Taxicab of Tomorrow’ (Braun NV-200) the new FR Conversion Pacifica Hybrid represents both significant savings and an even greater impact on air quality. Compare the facts: The current ‘Taxicab of Tomorrow’ averages 22 mpg in city driving, the new 2016 FR Pacifica Hybrid delivers an average of 80 e-mpg on city streets. The result is an estimated 27.5 million gallons of gas saved per year. Given the fact that 20 pounds of CO2 are emitted per gallon of gas burned, the introduction of the new FR Pacifica Hybrid would represent a potential reduction in CO2 emissions in NYC of up to 500 million pounds a year.
The advantages of the 2016 FR Pacific Hybrid extend beyond fuel savings and improvement in air quality. It also offers a higher quality more comfortable ride for New Yorkers with special needs.
Ease of Entry and Exit; the Braun NV-200’s reputation for being difficult to get into and out of is legendary in special needs circles. Having no alternative leaves those with special needs with no choice but to put up with the awkwardness associates with the simple act of ‘getting into a cab.’ FR Conversions new Pacific Hybrid minivan provides a much easier, smoother entry and exit process.
Cramped Riding Conditions: In order to accommodate both rider and wheelchair the driver of a Braun NV-200 must retract passenger seats and ‘fit’ the special needs passenger into a smaller more confined space. The result is a cattle-like transportation experience compromising the dignity and comfort of the cash paying special needs customer. The new FR Conversion Pacifica hybrid requires no such arrangement. Those with special needs ride as comfortably as any other city taxi commuter.
One Passenger Only: Retracted seating arrangements means the special needs passenger is forced, whether they like it or not, to ride solo. If their trip is for business, their associates must take another cab. If it’s for pleasure, their guest must find other transportation. In many instances even a required nurse of helper has to find other means. Not so with the FR Conversion Pacifica hybrid. Special needs riders can ride with friends, associates or others – just like anyone else.
Up to 80 miles a gallon with a range of 530 per tank full. Independent rear suspension to deal with the often rough New York City Street conditions. Moon roof, more space for wheelchairs without compromising special needs rider comfort, seating for up to three additional passengers, a hands free sliding door and so much more. FR Conversions status as the leading provider of conversion taxi cabs in NYC will be strengthened as soon as the new FR Pacifica hybrid hits the street and the Taxi of Tomorrow becomes the Taxi of Yesterday.
For more information contact:Wayne Taylor
Director of Marketing & Sales