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SPC Vehicle Showcase

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SPC Hosts Successful Vehicle Showcase The Luck O’ the Irish was with us on Thursday for the first annual Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Vehicle Showcase. The weather was brisk but dry as over fifty NWMC members, guests and vendors joined together for a lunch and learn showcase featuring the SPC vehicle lineup.

Thank you to the vendors who participated and sponsored lunch: America’s Auto Auction; Auto Truck Group; Currie Motors; EJ Equipment; Foster Coach; Napleton Fleet; Roesch Ford; and, Standard Equipment. Everybody had a great time getting out to “kick the tires” and receive information on the lineup of SPC vehicles. The group got to see the following vehicles: Ford F150 XL (2WD) Regular Cab; Ford F450 XL Chassis Cab; Ford Transit Van; Ford Interceptor Sedan; Ford Interceptor Utility; Ford F550 Horton Ambulance; Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle; Dodge Charger Pursuit; Dodge Ram 1500 4×4 Crew Cab SSV Pickup; Dodge Ram ProMaster Cargo Van; Vac-Con Model PD4212 Combo Sewer Cleaner; and, Vactor Sewer Cleaner.

Thank you to representatives from Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Crest Hill, Crete, Crystal Lake, Des Plaines, Dolton, Elmhurst, Elwood, Evanston, Flossmoor, Glenwood, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Lincolnshire, Lombard, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Orland Park, Prospect Heights, Streamwood, University Park, Westmont, Wheeling, Wilmette and Winnetka for attending the showcase.

Finally, thank you to Oakton Community College for allowing us to hold the event and for designating space in the parking lot for the showcase. Staff contact: Ellen Dayan

Chrysler Issues Updates on SPC Dodge Ram Vehicles The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) has been informed by Chrysler that they have upgraded the Powertrain Warranty to 60 months/100,000 miles on the SPC Dodge Ram ProMaster 1500 Cargo Van (Contract #156) and Dodge Ram 1500 4×4 Crew Cab Pickup (Contract #157). Chrysler also announced factory order cutoff dates on the vehicles as follows:

• 2016 Ram ProMaster 1500 Cargo Van – March 31, 2016 • 2016 Ram 1500 4X4 Crew Cab – May 6, 2016 For questions or additional information, please contact Bob Barr, 630-455-2911 or

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