Oct. 5, 2016
For Immediate Release
The 2005 Chevy Silverado traveled more than 200,000 miles in its life as a fleet vehicle for an East Texas oil company. The pickup also racked up a lot of dents, scratches, carpet stains, window cracks and a variety of mechanical problems.
Having grown a bit long in the chassis and becoming a maintenance headache, the truck found itself inside the doors of the cavernous Vehicle Reman on State Highway 31, just west of Loop 323. It arrived as a truck unfit for even a deer lease and emerged, following an extensive makeover in under 45 hours, looking and running like it did when it rolled out of the Chevrolet plant more than a decade ago.Welcome to the latest entry into Tyler’s industrial sector. Tom Mullins, president and CEO of the Tyler Economic Development Council, said Vehicle Reman “launched with the most comprehensive business plan I’ve ever seen!”
The company remanufactures fleet vehicles for 50 percent less than the price of a new vehicle and come with a three-year, 75,000-mile drivetrain warranty. The makeovers double fleet vehicles’ lives at half the cost.
On Oct. 20, the public will get a chance to see this exciting new business when Vehicle Reman, 4706 State Highway 31 West, hosts an open house and ribbon cutting in the former FedEx terminal. There will be food, drinks, facility tours and an appearance from Tyler Mayor Martin Heines. The event should be of particular interest to businesses and governmental agencies that use fleet vehicles.
“New vehicles are expensive,” said Steve Belden, the company’s sales and marketing director. “Auto loan debt nationwide has exceeded $1 trillion. That’s crazy. The bubble is absolutely going to burst when interest rates climb.
“We have a better way than the 100-plus-year-old Detroit way, which is buy or lease, drive for four or five years, trade it in, rinse, repeat. With Vehicle Reman, you buy or lease, use it up, run it through our plant and then use it up again!”
Greig Latham, the company’s managing director, said he envisions building a Vehicle Reman plant in every major urban area in Texas and then North America.
“Our worldwide headquarters will remain in Tyler,” Latham said.
Belden added, “Our process is simple, but it's virtually unknown in the automotive world. We do it under one roof, we do it all, bumper to bumper, including body and glass work and we save 50% over
the cost of a new vehicle. We are very much like a GM or Ford auto plant, on a smaller scale.”
For more information, contact Steve Belden at 903-505-9988, x102.
What: Vehicle Reman open house. When, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 20.
Where: 4706 Highway 31 West, Tyler.
Steve Belden | Director of Sales & Marketing | Vehicle Reman, LLC
4706 State Hwy 31 West | Tyler TX 75709
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