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Spartan Motors Chassis Inc., a subsidiary of Spartan Motors Inc., today (Nov. 30) 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,” said Tom Gorman, COO of Spartan Motors, 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 companies.”

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 Chuck Wilkinson, CEO. “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.