KMM and VFP Join Forces to Execute National Solar Power Project
“With so many moving parts to this project we knew it was critical to partner with a company that had a broad scope of capabilities, so that we could focus on what we do best – design, engineer and manufacture the equipment,” explained Scott File, VFP Senior Vice President. “We tapped KMM for their logistics and integration expertise and for their strong presence in the Western region of the U.S. We’re currently tracking ahead of schedule, in large part because of KMM’s unwavering commitment to the success of this project.”
KMM has allocated more than 100,000 sq. ft. of its National Distribution Center in Grapevine, TX to perform integration services on hundreds of VFP-manufactured skids. Each skid is approximately 34’ in length, 8’ wide, and weighs 35,000 pounds. Once a unit is deemed complete, it is subject to a rigorous quality inspection prior to being shipped. Since October 2015, more than 400 solar power generation plants have been successfully integrated and shipped out to the end user.
“From day one, this partnership has been all about collaboration,” said Nick Shanker, KMM President. “By leveraging KMM’s skill, scale and portfolio and VFP’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities and strong industry ties, we’ve been able to reach new markets and deliver a true end-to-end service offering that is currently unrivaled in the industry. We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with VFP and to more projects such as this one that have far-reaching and positive impacts.”
KMM and VFP’s exceptional performance has resulted in additional orders that will ensure production through to the end of 2016 and beyond. Separately, VFP continues to build and integrate skids for other opportunities located in the Eastern region of the U.S.
KMM is a leading national provider of integrated logistics and services solutions. We couple our core logistics services with highly skilled field expertise to deliver solutions that span the full breadth of our customers’ business cycles. Supported by multi-tiered warehousing options, an extensive portfolio of services and systems, and certified technicians, our solutions result in improved efficiencies, decreased time to market and greater cost savings for customers. KMM is a certified woman-owned business enterprise.
VFP is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of pre-fabricated, engineered equipment shelters and integrated skid platforms used by the telecom, power and solar industries. VFP has more than 50 years of manufacturing and engineering experience and a reputation throughout the industry for providing a valued based, high-quality product with exceptional customer service. VFP is an employee-owned company.