Roseville, Minn. (PRWEB) November 23, 2011
Horton’s Britton, S.D., plant celebrated the production of its six millionth fan drive on Nov. 15, 2011. The fan drive was manufactured for longtime Horton customer FleetPride, Inc. of The Woodlands, Texas.
“We’re proud to reach the six million mark in Britton and delighted that FleetPride, a distributor we have worked with for more than 20 years, is part of this milestone,” says Jeff Lindgren, senior vice president of sales for Horton.
Lindgren, along with Horton President and CEO Geert Henk Touw and Tom Hujik, director, aftermarket/field sales, North America, presented the six millionth fan drive to FleetPride executives at a ceremonial event in Grapevine, Texas. FleetPride officials at the event included Robert Lindley, vice president of supply chain; Steve Vaughn, director of marketing; Rick Jackson, product manager; Bob Thorpe, corporate sourcing manager; and Jessica Shaffer, buyer.
“We are honored that Horton is celebrating this significant achievement with us,” says Lindley. “FleetPride is pleased to offer Horton’s reliable, high-performance products to our customers throughout the United States.”
Horton opened its Britton plant in 1974 and employs 180 people today. This facility manufactures Horton’s VMaster® and Stratis® Viscous, EC450® and EC600™ Electromagnetic, DM Advantage® On/Off and Two-Speed and Remanufactured Fan Drives as well as repair and conversion kits.
Including the six millionth fan drive produced in May 2011 at the Britton facility, Horton has manufactured a total of 17 million fan drives around the world. The company has produced more on/off fan drives than any other manufacturer.
About FleetPride, Inc.
FleetPride, Inc. — America’s premier nationwide supplier of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts — operates over 220 locations in 40 states and carries a full line of nationally recognized, brand-name parts, as well as an assortment of exclusive-brand parts. In addition, FleetPride offers in-house remanufactured products such as brake shoes and driveline components. Truck and trailer repair services are also offered at a number of locations.
About Horton, Inc.
With 60 years of industry experience, commitment to service, reliability and innovation, Horton is a premium worldwide provider of fan drives, fans and suspension products. Horton’s comprehensive research and development processes are driven by a dedication to exceed industry requirements today and in the future. The company has manufacturing plants in the United States and Germany, with licensed manufacturing facilities in Australia and the United Kingdom; offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Germany; and representatives in Brazil, Russia, South Korea, China, India and Australia. Horton products include VMaster and Stratis Viscous Fan Drives, VMaster Di and Stratis Di Viscous Fan Drives and Controllers, DM Advantage On/Off and Two-Speed Fan Drives, Arctis® Two-Speed Fan Drives, WindMaster® Revolution High-Efficiency/Hybrid-Flow Fans, WindMaster Fans, WindShift™ Modular Fans, Shogun™ Modular Fans, Electromagnetic On/Off Fan Drives, DriveMaster® Spring-Engaged Fan Drives, Klondike Series® Replacement Fan Clutches for the Kysor® K26RA as well s repair kits for Kysor’s K26RA, K22RA and K22FA, PolarForce® Two-Speed Conversion Kits, DM Advantage® Conversion Super Kits, Genuine Horton repair kits, remanufactured fan drives and Roller Bushings Suspension Products.
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