Thanks so much for taking time to talk with us! First things first, what is the favored sports team in the Unicell community? Buffalo is the home to the greatest sports fans out there! We are home to the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres! We are hopeful for a successful playoff season this upcoming year for the Bills (fingers crossed!)
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how long you have been with Unicell? I have been a proud member of our team since 2010. I’ve always been in the Automotive field and when the opportunity came about to work for a local manufacturer right in my hometown I jumped at the opportunity and haven’t looked back since.
Unicell is one of the strongest companies in van bodies. What are some things you feel have helped establish Unicell as such a strong manufacturer? We are strong in a number of ways: We are strong in that our bodies are very durable and hold up to the demands that they are put through on a daily basis. We are strong in that we communicate very clearly with our customers and do not over promise and under deliver. We are strong because we are a family owned company that has a very strong team that works hard everyday to make sure the product we build is ready and standing tall for our customers when they receive them!
What do you feel is the biggest struggle for drivers and fleet owners in our industry, and how do you feel Unicell works to address those struggles? Right now likely the large struggle in certain chassis categories could be order to delivery time for completed trucks. Chassis inventory has been tight on many platforms and transportation systems have been swamped so delivery of vehicles from the OE’s to the upfitters like us has been a bit delayed, and has caused some production bottle necking to happen. We have increased our production rates to try and offset this to the best of our ability, and also clearly communicating with clients on what to expect for realistic deliveries. This will get back on-sides in the next couple of months though.
What is one of the most rewarding parts of your profession? Seeing our bodies on the road and at work, also talking with customers and getting their comments and feedback on the product and being able to share it with our team here in Buffalo NY!
Is there anything else you would like to communicate to our readers? Just excited to be a first time exhibitor at this year’s (Expedite Expo) event and looking forward to starting some new relationships! Thanks for having us!
Would you like to learn more about Unicell Van Bodies and Truck Equipment?
You can visit their website at unicell.com or call 800-628-8914.
Canadian customers please call 866-905-0407.
Be sure to visit Unicell at Expedite Expo 2019, booth #400!