NTEA Recognizes Safety and Quality Processes through its Member Verification Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (July 9, 2009) ‘Through its Member Verification Program (MVP), the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has recognized 8 member companies and requalified 16 companies for their commitment to safety and quality standards. This brings the total number of companies who currently have achieved MVP status to 386.


            Since 2005, NTEA’s Member Verification Program has recognizeddistributors, manufacturers and upfitters for implementing quality business practices and for complying with specific government safety regulations. riteria to meet the MVP standards can involve liability insurance, arranty programs, vehicle and employee certification, safety policies, and quality assurance. Program standards were enhanced July 1, 2009, to include more stringent requirements.


            ‘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 introduction 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 industry to an even greater extent.”


The Newest MVPs for the third quarter of 2009 are:


ABS Storage Products                                       Detroit, MI

Badger Truck & Equipment                              West Allis, WI

Bay Bridge Mfg Inc                                          Bristol, IN

Casper’s Truck Equipment                                 Appleton, WI

Koenig Body & Equipment Inc.                        Peoria, IL

Kois Brothers Equipment Co.                            Commerce City, CO

PAFCO Truck Bodies Inc.                                 East Peoria, IL

Towmaster Inc.                                                 Litchfield, MN


Members who have successfully renewed their MVP status as of

June 30, 2009 are:  (MVPs must re-verify every three years)


Air Power Systems/APSCO Inc.                        Tulsa, OK

All Wheel Drive Equipment Mfg Inc.                Tulsa, OK

Auto Safety House                                            Phoenix, AZ

Diamond Coach Corp                                        Oswego, KS

ECCO                                                              Boise, ID

FORCE America Inc.                                        Burnsville, MN

General Truck Equipment                                 Jacksonville, FL

Henderson Truck Equipment                             Watertown, NY

Intercon Truck Equipment Inc.                         Boothwyn, PA

J-Craft                                                              Lake Crystal, MN

Landoll Corp.                                                   Marysville, KS

Maddock Machinery Corp                                 Tucson, AZ

Maxon Lift Corp.                                              Santa Fe Springs, CA

Omaha Standard Distribution-Dallas                 Dallas, TX

Omaha Standard Distribution-Fort Lauderdale   Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sto-Away Power Cranes Inc.                             Crown Point, IN



Updated criteria for the Member Verification Program can be found at http://www.ntea.com/content.aspx?id=11458.




Established in 1964, the NTEA is the leading association supporting the $101 billion work truck and trailer industry. The Association represents nearly 1,700 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. The 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. For more information, call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832) or visit www.ntea.com.   

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