After another month of searching for an assembly location, the Redline 800 Revolt will indeed be built in North Dakota.
Redline Performance Products Inc. of Vista Calif., will contract with Bloomington, Minn.-based Interstate Companies Inc., to build the snowmobiles at its the Interstate Power Products & Services (IPPS) unit in West Fargo. The contract will last through April 30, 2006, with the option to extend. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased to enter into this important relationship with such an experienced and well-respected company,” said Mark Payne, president and CFO for Redline. “IPPS has developed some of the highest quality standards in the industry.”
In early August, Redline terminated a preliminary agreement with Global Electric Motorcars Inc. to build the machines at its assembly plant in Fargo, ND.
Production of the machines will begin in December, with a planned build of 700 units. These machines will be shipped to Redline dealers.
The IPPS unit is ISO 9001:2000 certified. IPPS is a supplier of just-in-time parts, kits and assemblies to various OEMS in North America, including bus and coach OEMs.
“The West Fargo location offers significant logistical benefits for the assembly of the 800 Revolt, as we will be able to utilize and existing supply chain that currently serves the snowmobile and ATV industry throughout the Midwestern U.S.,” Payne said.
Interstate Companies is a group of businesses that deal with diesel/gas engines and Allison transmissions; power generation systems; bearing technologies and power transmissions; and transport refrigeration.
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