Morgan Olson donates a step van to United Way


Morgan Olson (Sturgis, Michigan) donated a community support response vehicle to the St. Joseph County United Way to celebrate the 20th year of operation at Morgan Olson's step van production facility in Sturgis, Michigan.

"All our Morgan Olson team members work very hard building the step vans you see daily on every street throughout America. We pride ourselves on the quality of our product and supporting our community." shares Mike Ownbey, Morgan Olson's President, and CEO. "Our step vans help people in many ways and are essential in delivering life-saving supplies. This particular step van we're donating today is the first community support response vehicle of its kind and will help the United Way help our community." Ownbey concluded.

Larry Palmer, Morgan Olson's Vice President of Sales, adds, "I've been working for years to provide a solution for this United Way Support vehicle, and now with the generous donation of this MT-45 FCCC chassis from of our friends at Freightliner Custom Chassis, the Morgan Olson team of bodybuilders, electrical engineers, R&D technicians, paint experts, and decal artists went to work building this highly customized, purpose-built step van to the exceed the United Way's expectations."

Freightliner Custom Chassis President & CEO Jeff Sather shared, "At FCCC, we've always been strong believers in giving back to the communities we serve, and the same goes for supporting our partners in their same efforts," Sather continues, "We are proud to help the great team at Morgan Olson through their donation of this vehicle to the United Way of St. Joseph County."

Hassan Hammoud, President and CEO of the Michigan Association of United Ways, adds, “This donation reflects not only Morgan Olson's commitment to being a community leader but also their desire to help serve on the frontlines. This state-of-the-art response vehicle is going to help St. Joseph County United Way deliver community services in a more effective manner than ever before - bringing real, tangible services to all corners of St. Joseph County.

Executive Director of the St. Joseph County United Way, Kelly Hostetler, received the keys to the step van from the Morgan Olson team and shared, "We appreciate the generosity of Morgan Olson and Freightliner Custom Chassis. One-third of the gifts we receive as an organization are raised from community events. This vehicle allows us to be event-ready, keep our boots on the ground, and engage in the community. To have it donated by the partnership between Morgan Olson and Freightliner Customer Chassis is a dream come true for the United Way and our community."

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