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Toys for Tots Drive 2017… in Transit Vans!

November 16th, 2017

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Borgman Ford is playing Santa’s sleigh-helper for the 2017 Toys for Tots Drive. Area Marine Corps Reserve volunteers will be touring the town to collect toys to brighten the life of a child this Christmas in two Ford Transit Vans loaned to the cause. Each year, the US Marine Corps teams up with various businesses and organizations to provide toy drop-off locations for those wishing to make a donation. The Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Corps League and civilian volunteers collect all toy donations and distribute them to needy families in the area.

“The Transit Cargo Van is a very capable Dasher or Comet ” said Tod Tobin, Commercial Account manager in Borgman’s Fleet department. “Pick any reindeer who’s a reliable performer with some zip and you have the soul-twin of the Transit Van.”

Ford’s best selling delivery workhorse will be making the rounds at Grand Rapids area businesses this year throughout the balance of November until the final pickup December 20th.

“We challenge every business to do what they can to collect toys for this great cause. Sign up and brighten the life of a child,” said Matt Borgman, General Manager of the dealership.

Borgman Ford Mazda will be calling on its own customers to fill a few van loads of toys this season. Drop-offs begin today, with a $10 Off Oil Change coupon for the first 250 donors.

MAKE A DONATION:

Stop by the dealership at 3150 28th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI any time before Dec. 10th with your unwrapped toy(s). The average age for children receiving toys is 14 years and younger. Please note that Toys For Tots will not accept realistic looking weapon toys and gifts with food.

REGISTER TO RECEIVE TOYS:
To register as a Toys For Tots recipient, contact a Marine Corps representative.

FOR COMPANIES – BECOME A TOY DROP OFF LOCATION

The deadline to register to become a drop off location is Nov. 26. Follow this link to sign up: https://grand-rapids-mi.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/local-toy-drop-form.aspx


What Jobs Can The Ford Transit Be Customized To Do in West Michigan?

July 12th, 2017

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Build & Configure a Ford Transit as Unique as Your Business

One of the most customizable vehicles that Borgman Ford Commercial offers to businesses in West Michigan is easily the New 2017 Ford Transit. Saying that it serves as a utility vehicle or a passenger van is a gross oversimplification, as the choice of three roof heights, three lengths, three engines, two wheelbases, and the sheer number of upfitting options allow it to be dialed right into whatever job you need it to do.

Below, we’ve pre-configured three Ford Transits to suit three distinctly different jobs that need doing around Grand Rapids and West Michigan: a Utility Van, a Shuttle, and a Delivery Van. Scroll down to see some of the features we selected to help you get started:

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2017 Ford Transit Utility Van

This type of configuration is ideal for Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Cooling, Telecom, and more. Here’s what we put together:

2017 Ford Transit Van with medium roof height, 148″ wheelbase and 3.7L V6 Engine – The emphasis here was creating a van that’s large enough and powerful enough to haul all of the tools, parts, and other equipment from one job site to the next.

We added an ABS plastic partition between the cabin and the rear bay and included a lightweight, modular and smart shelving system from Knapheide called ShelfStaxx. They also make handy interchangeable boxes that lock into Shelf Staxx, helping with efficient equipment and tool organization. Hooks, lashing rails, shelf dividers, cable reel and hose holders further customize the space for better productivity. Beyond this, you can add ladder racks, roof racks for things like extra pipes, folding shelves, and more.

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2017 Ford Transit Shuttle

Whether you’re providing a shuttle service across town or across the country, the 2017 Ford Transit performs admirably. Here’s how we built this one:

2017 Ford Transit Wagon with tall roof height, 148″ wheelbase with a body length of 264″. This is the largest configuration available for the Ford Transit which allows for up to 14 passengers plus a driver to stand comfortably inside the vehicle. It also provides best-in-class 100.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the last row, side curtain airbags, and standard aisle seating. We also added Ford SYNC 3 for intuitive navigation, connectivity, and entertainment for your passengers.

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2017 Ford Transit Cargo Van

If you’re in the business of moving cargo or making deliveries, the 2017 Ford Transit does sterling service with ample space, power, and efficiency. See how we achieved this below:

2017 Ford Transit Van with medium roof height, 148″ wheelbase with a body length of 238″. We equipped the van with the Ford 3.2L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine for added power and efficiency and chose the sliding side door for easy loading and unloading.

Adding a partition is a smart move for safety reasons, but it also reduces noise and isolates the climate control to just the cabin. Other handy upfits for cargo include collapsible shelving, non-slip flooring, cargo nets, hanging racks, bins, and more. We also added Ford Telematics by Telogis to help fleet managers monitor logistics, efficiency, and more.

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Build Your Perfect Transit & Put It To Work in West Michigan

What role can a well-equipped Ford Transit fill in your motor pool? Whether one of the configurations above meets your needs, or simply gave you an idea of where to start, contact the experts at Borgman Ford Commercial to get started. We’ll work closely with you to build the ideal vehicle for your business at a price you’ll love. Come see why so many businesses in Grand Rapids and West Michigan choose Borgman Ford Commercial for all of their work truck and fleet vehicle needs!


What Do I Really Need – a Ford F-150 or a Ford F-250 Super Duty?

June 7th, 2017

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Head to Head: Comparing the Ford F-150 and the Ford F-250 Super Duty for Tough Jobs in West Michigan

If you’re looking for a strong, capable work truck in Grand Rapids, MI, Borgman Ford has one of the widest selections of Ford work trucks in the area. However, there are many different configurations to choose from, and considerations have to be made based on what jobs the truck will be doing, plus any upfits you will need installed and fuel economy.

Below, we’re putting the 2017 Ford F-150 and the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty head-to-head to help you decide which is the better fit for your business or your summer project. Read the rest of this entry »


New 2018 Ford Medium Duty Trucks Make Light Work of West Michigan’s Toughest Jobs

May 5th, 2017

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New & improved Ford F-650 & F-750 Medium Duty Trucks: coming soon to Borgman Commercial in Grand Rapids, MI

When there’s an exceptionally tough job that needs doing in Grand Rapids or West Michigan, people come to Borgman Ford Commercial looking for Ford Medium Duty trucks. The Ford F-650 and F-750 are the biggest trucks that Ford makes, and they’re getting even tougher this year with some new upgrades and features.

For the 2018 model-year, Ford is adding new features to the toughest of Ford Tough, based primarily on customer feedback. These upgrades include new standard electronic stability control and traction control brakes, available high-output 240-amp alternator, and more!
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The 2017 Ford F-150 Was The Only Full-Size Pickup Truck On The ACEEE’s “Greener Choices” List

April 6th, 2017

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Work Smarter with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine

For fleet managers looking to add strong, smart, and versatile pickups to their motor pool, but also want to save on fuel costs, Borgman is the proud home of a work truck that checks all the boxes – The Ford F-150.

This year, the 2017 Ford F-150 was the only full-size pickup truck to land a spot on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s “Greener Choices” list after their annual environmental impact survey. Read the rest of this entry »


The Ford Super Duty Named “Best Work Truck for 2017″ by PickupTrucks.com

April 6th, 2017

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Meet The Winner of PickupTrucks.com’s Work Truck Challenge!

What happens when you take three-quarter-ton trucks from foreign and domestic brands and put them head-to-head in a series of work-truck challenges? That’s exactly what PickupTrucks.com wanted to find out, and after the dust had settled, they crowned the 2017 Ford Super Duty XL their Best Work Truck of 2017! Read the rest of this entry »


Ford Making Heavy Investments in Michigan: $1.2 Billion Across Three Facilities

April 6th, 2017

04_2017ford-investing-in-miBorgman Commercial is pleased to announce that Ford will be investing another $1.2 billion into their Michigan infrastructure – representing their commitment to Michigan’s workers, our economy, and in preparation for the future of the automotive industry.

This massive investment will be split between three different facilities in Michigan. The money will create or retain jobs in the state, pave the way for the New Ford Ranger and Bronco, and support the company’s push towards solving the future’s mobility challenges. Read the rest of this entry »


Sneak Peek: The All-New 2018 Ford F-150

February 1st, 2017

The All-New 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck arrives Fall 2017

The team at Borgman Ford is pleased to introduce the All-New 2018 Ford F-150, which will arrive at our Grand Rapids showroom sometime during the fall of 2017. The new pickup will further solidify Ford’s position of America’s truck leader with improvements on the aluminum body, frame, and features that made the previous generation great, while adding exciting new features like an onboard WiFi hotspot, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and for the first time ever, a diesel engine. The article below, originally published in the Ford Media Center, goes into further detail about what makes the 2018 Ford F-150 tougher, smarter, and more capable than its predecessors. Read the rest of this entry »


Commercial Customers Design Super Duty Trucks For The Toughest Jobs

January 3rd, 2017

fsd17_pg_007_ext_fullBorgman Commercial has helped businesses in Grand Rapids, West Michigan, and abroad build and configure Ford vehicles to be optimized for the tasks they’ll be performing. One of the most versatile trucks in the commercial lineup is the 2017 Ford Super Duty. With powerful gas and diesel engine options, plus a tough-as-nails and fully-boxed steel frame wrapped in a military-grade aluminum alloy body, this truck is already a force to be reckoned with.

However, you can further customize the truck with upfits and accessories that will transform the all-purpose workhorse into a highly-specialized utility vehicle.

To demonstrate what the 2017 Ford Super Duty is capable of, a handful of commercial truck customers – all with equally demanding work environments – were approached by Ford to share their truck’s configurations and their team’s experience using them.

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Business Owners: Have You Talked To Your Accountant Yet?

December 8th, 2016

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Don’t Delay – Visit Us Today For Your Year-End Needs

Whether you’re planning to meet with your accountant, or you’ve already reviewed your finances for 2016, Don’t wait to invest in new work trucks or fleet vehicles, talk with us NOW! Both time and inventory are running out, and we’re here to meet all of your year-end needs.

The winter weather has finally reached West Michigan, which means that many businesses are looking for plow trucks. Although Borgman has one of the best selections of Ford Work Trucks in West Michigan, our stock of pre-equipped plow trucks may not last through the end of the month.

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