American LaFrance announced that it will showcase its answer to the 2007 engine emissions standards by unveiling its 2008 Condor refuse lineup at Waste Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on May 8-10.
American LaFrance to unveil 2008 Condor refuse line at Waste Expo
“The 2008 Condor lineup is based on one platform, allowing for compatible parts which will greatly benefit our customers,” says Mark Gobessi, vice president of engineering for Lasdon, S.C.-based American LaFrance. “We are able to keep all the preferred features known in the 880S — great visibility, spacious interior and driver comfort, and carry them over to all new models built on this platform.”
Gobessi says that while most manufacturers reduce customization with growth, American LaFrance reinforces the Condor platform objective. “We have to be flexible, especially in the refuse market where we see tremendous growth with our products,” he says. “Because the entire cab and chassis is built in one plant, we can offer more options than our competitors and have more control over quality.”
What about the future for American LaFrance products? “We are going to be an aggressive company,” Gobessi says. “We are already working on meeting our new product launches for 2008, and who knows, there may be a few more surprises in 2007.”