Troy, MI April 10, 2015 – Florida Production Engineering (FPE) – a leading manufacturer of wheel trim, chrome plated plastics and decorative aluminum – announced that it has changed its name to EG TranSpire.
The new name and logo reflects the company’s inspiration to produce not only aspirational products, but to also constantly transform and improve the design, materials and production system for the benefit of its customers in the automotive and heavy duty truck market.
“After joining the company last year, I realized that FPE had a great history of innovation, but the name didn’t fully reflect what we do today,” said Derrick Redding, President, EG TranSpire. “I am very excited about the input from our associates on the name change and how the result is a positive reflection of who we are becoming.”
FPE invented the plastic wheel cover, which went into U.S. production on the 1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza. This was an example of an early innovation for metal to plastic conversion in the automotive industry.
“Early in FPE’s history, many of us were hired in to take this small company in Ormond Beach to the next level by being the go-to source to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations,” said Patty Jones, Wheel Trim Innovation & Advanced Engineer, EG TranSpire. “It has been a labor of love.”
Last November, EG Industries, the parent company of EG TranSpire, acquired ValTech. “The acquisition of ValTech further expands EG TranSpire’s capabilities, adding two shot molding and tool design and build competencies,” said Larry Jutte, President & COO, EG Industries. “Providing innovative solutions for our customers across all of our divisions supports the EG Industries vision.”
For more information about the services provided by EG TranSpire, please contact Carolyn Powers at (248) 588-4870 ext. 5111 or visit www.egi.net/automotive.html.