ABC Companies Extends Fleet Life for D.C. Area Transit Authority
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On this most recent project, ABC was selected via OmniRide’s extensive RFP bid process in 2017. The scope of work to be completed encompassed a full overhaul of twenty-three MCI D4500, model year 2008/2009 buses. The contract was managed, coordinated and conducted at ABC Companies Winter Garden, Fla., facility over a two-year period. From structural repairs and exterior paint and graphics, to electrical, mechanical, and interior restoration, the project refurbished the vehicles to extend their fleet life according to ABC Companies National Director of Operations, Southeast Region Ed Harmon.
“If you’ve ever been to a vintage car show and examined the condition of those beautifully restored vehicles, that’s pretty much what we’ve accomplished with the OmniRide restoration project,” said Harmon. From inside the engine compartment to the bus interior and exterior, these vehicles have been rebuilt, restored, and detailed.
Throughout the project, strict quality guidelines were followed in order to meet or exceed quality standards. An in-house inspector contracted by OmniRide conducted on-site inspections at the ABC Florida facility on a daily basis throughout the entire project. ABC’s Service Department utilized high-tech equipment throughout the restoration including for example; laser alignment technology, which compensates for environmental variances, and ensures proper axle alignment by greatly reducing the margin for error.
“After sale support, a commitment to quality and responsive customer service are the priorities,” says Harmon. “It has been a rewarding process that matches well with ABC’s work ethic and quality standards. We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with OmniRide and look forward to supporting their fleet via future contracts.”
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