Following the close of the transaction, Vehicle Reman will be in a better position to serve fleet owners, fleet management and insurance customers for collision repair with the company’s increasing vehicle reconditioning and remanufacturing work, according to a news release.
Franky Edwards, the second-generation owner of Edwards Collision, said he is excited about the opportunity to grow the paint and body operation.
“I believe the combination of ECC and Vehicle Reman creates a powerful offering to insurers, auto dealers and the buying public across Smith County," Edwards said, according to the news release. "Vehicle Reman’s state-of-the-art paint operation has refinished old work trucks, vans and SUVs for business owners across the USA for three years.”
Steve Belden, Vehicle Reman’s director of sales and marketing, said, “Edwards’ experience and brand recognition with auto dealers, commercial fleets, insurance companies and consumers in and around Tyler will enhance Vehicle Reman’s capability.”
Vehicle Reman in Tyler is a complete vehicle remanufacturer. The company uses remanufactured parts and components to return vehicles to like-new condition. Remanufactured vehicles cost 30 to 50 percent less than new and are backed by a three-year powertrain warranty.
Vehicle Reman specializes in Class 1-5 trucks, vans, SUVs, box trucks, flatbed trucks and specialty vehicles up to 19,500 pounds.