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Nor Cal Vans Acquired by Driverge® Vehicle Innovations

By Nor Cal Vans Team | January 25, 2021

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Nor Cal Vans is excited to announce it has been acquired by Driverge Vehicle Innovations. Nor Cal has successfully worked with the Driverge team for many years and have always been impressed with the company’s skills and integrity.

On the day-to-day level, it will be business as usual for Nor Cal customers, who will benefit greatly from the combined product offerings, future innovations and the continued relationships with the Nor Cal Vans team.

Driverge Vehicle Innovations is the country’s leading builder of commercial accessible vans, shuttles, transporters, work vans and recreational vehicles.

With manufacturing facilities in Akron, Ohio, Kansas City, Kansas, and Ladson, South Carolina, the acquisition for Driverge will provide enhanced manufacturing, product offerings, and distribution in support of the western United States.

“We are excited to welcome NorCal Van Conversions’ customers and team to the Driverge family. This acquisition is very dynamic for Driverge. While improving our geographic footprint, the acquisition grows us in so many areas, from team, to product, to capability,” said Driverge President Mark Minatel. He added, “Our companies share customer-focused missions for delivering solutions to an incredible and supportive client base. This is a powerful combination that strengthens our abilities to drive leading innovation and value for our clients.”

Nor Cal Van Owners, Todd and Laurie LaPant, who will continue to be a part of the operation in Chico, California said:

“Becoming a part of a like-minded company that upholds Nor Cal Van’s values and client focus were primary considerations for us. We will remain a part of the operation here in Chico and be a part of the Driverge leadership team for many years to come. We are excited for the future and are looking forward to being part of the Driverge team!"

Nor Cal Vans designs and builds transportation solutions that change people’s lives. We serve a broad range of industries with our innovative new and used van conversion options including government, education, airport/group transportation, non-emergency medical, secure transport, and refrigeration. We’ve been solving transportation needs for nearly four decades and strive to hold true to our values of teamwork, trust, accountability, growth and a positive attitude.

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