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Ranger Design expands its fleet upfit operations

June 6, 2023
The commercial van upfitter and equipment manufacturer completed work on its newest facility, allowing it to better serve customers including Ford, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis.

Ranger Design, a manufacturer and service provider of commercial van equipment, shelving, ladder racks, and partitions, opened a new fleet-upfitting and manufacturing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.

This new facility is Ranger Design’s third expansion in the past 10 years, adding to sites in Rochester, New York; Seattle, Washington; and Montreal, Canada.

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“Our geographic expansion into the southeast U.S. and the build-out of our fleet upfit solutions capabilities are a significant part of our overall growth plan,” said Ron Cowie, president and CEO of Ranger Design. “It positions us for new opportunities and enables us to better serve our current customers.”

This latest 62,000 sq.-ft. facility will provide Ranger Design with additional warehousing capacity and will be a one-stop-shop for resellers and fleet managers offering design, manufacturing, and upfitting services for commercial EV and ICE vehicles.

“This $1.5M investment will allow our current distributor network to participate in local fleet projects that include installation, reporting, and logistics,” Cowie added. “Also, it will enable us to better serve our North American Mercedes-Benz fleet customers, as well as providing an option for large fleet customers with regional needs.”

Located on Sightline Drive in North Charleston, South Carolina, the new facility is expected to be fully operational in October 2023.

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