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Venchurs CNG Announces Partnership With Knapheide

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Adrian, MI, March 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a CNG converter and QVM for Ford, announced at the Work Truck Show (booth #645) its new partnership with Knapheide. As the nation's premier producer of steel service truck bodies, this partnership with Knapheide will allow Venchurs to offer CNG conversions, service bodies and other betterments for Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks. Venchurs will also utilize Knapheide's relationship with Sortimo, the global leader in van upfits and organization, to provide customized storage solutions for the 2014 Transit Connect and Transit.

"We want to meet all the needs of our fleet customer, and that means offering more than just the CNG conversion." said Jeff Wyatt, CEO of Venchurs Vehicle Systems. "Thus far we have been able to offer betterments such as suspensions, bumpers, wheels and tires, but this partnership with Knapheide allows us to round out our portfolio, offering service bodies and customized storage solutions."

With unmatched technology and unparalleled customer support and service, Venchurs offers the ultimate solution for fleets wanting CNG powered trucks. While the CNG dedicated model is a fit for those located in areas of heavy infrastructure, the bi-fuel model offers a combined total range of over 650 miles and on-the-fly switching between fuel type capabilities. Because Venchurs is a QVM, the original Ford warranty stays intact and the conversions can be financed through Ford Credit.

Venchurs has a ship-thru facility in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as a remote ship-thru facility in Southeast Michigan. Venchurs will also utilize Knapheide's ship-thru facility in Kansas City, where the Ford Transit and F150 will be produced.

"We're excited about expanding our CNG offerings with Venchurs Vehicle Systems", said Chris Weiss, VP of Engineering at Knapheide. "It gives us the opportunity to provide quality and cost effective solutions to meet our customer's needs."

Companies interested in adding CNG Ford F-250s or F-350s to their fleets are invited to apply for Venchurs' short term loaner program, where they can put the converted trucks to the test. For additional information, please visit www.VenchursCNG.com or call 855-264-4300.

About VENCHURS

Venchurs Inc., located in Adrian, Michigan, has been serving the automotive OEM and aftermarket industries for more than 40 years, specializing in kit-packaging, order management, and service based logistics as a successful minority owned business. Combining employee longevity with industry experience, Venchurs provides high quality products and exceptional customer service. Their newest division, Venchurs Vehicle Systems, consists of VVS Conversions, a commercial upfitter specializing in CNG conversions as a Qualified Vehicle Modifier for Ford Motor Company and VWerks, a specialty vehicle builder and off road parts manufacturer that operates directly with both dealers and consumers. For more information visit www.Venchurs.com or www.VenchursVehicles.com.

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