First Priority Global, one of the country's leading suppliers of public safety, emergency response and clean transportation solutions, announced the opening of a new state-of the-art manufacturing facility in Flanders, New Jersey.
Scheduled to open in the fall of 2017 and less than 50 miles outside New York City, the plant will primarily serve as the new home of the company's Conversion Division. In addition, the location will serve as a final stage manufacturing facility for Electric School Buses and other electric vehicles for the company's First Priority GreenFleet Division. Last the location will be a service center for Fire Trucks and Ambulances for the company's EMS Division.
FPG's Conversion Division is one of the largest upfitters of emergency command vehicles, providing custom solutions to law enforcement, Fire, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and commercial customers throughout the US. The Conversion Division upfits vehicles (such as SUV's, pickup trucks, box trucks and Sprinters) from stock OEM chassis to command vehicles, mobile offices, deployment trucks, Light Rescue and Police Emergency Service Units (S.W.A.T.).
"We are very appreciative for the confidence our New York City, municipal and commercial customers have placed in us," stated Chairman & CEO Alex Cherepakhov. "As our backlog of orders has continued to substantially grow while operating at capacity, it gave us the confidence to invest in doubling the size of our current Northern New Jersey facility. We look forward to serving more of our customers' needs while maintaining the same personal service that they have become accustomed to."
About First Priority Global
First Priority Emergency Vehicles is a diversified manufacturer, upfitter and service provider of emergency and specialty vehicles. First Priority is considered both a thought leader and market leader in its four Divisions – EMS, Fire, Conversions and Electric Vehicles. Established nearly 20 years ago, First Priority's range of expertise encompasses design, manufacturing, service, fleet management and infrastructure installation to provide end-users with comprehensive one- stop solutions across their specialty vehicle needs.