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The Ford Super Duty Named “Best Work Truck for 2017” by

April 6th, 2017


Meet The Winner of’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 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 »

Ford To Improve Fuel Economy With Brand New Wind Tunnel Complex

March 7th, 2017

A Ford engineer testing the aerodynamics of a Ford F-150 pickup truck inside of a wind tunnelWhen people visit the Borgman Ford showroom in Grand Rapids looking for their next Ford Car, Truck, or SUV, one of their top questions – and perhaps a final factor in their decision – is “what does it get per gallon?”

Today, fuel economy has been toward the top of a consumer’s wish list while shopping for a new vehicle. This is especially true for our commercial customers, as they need to weigh the vehicle’s operating cost, which includes fuel economy.

Recognizing this, Ford is making a huge investment in their research & development infrastructure. The company plans to start construction on a new wind tunnel complex to test the aerodynamics of its vehicles with wind speeds ranging from 155 to 200 mph. This article published in the Ford Media Center further details the plans for the new facility. Read the rest of this entry »

Ford F-Series Work Trucks Make Spring Cleanup A Snap

March 7th, 2017

Photo of a New Ford F-450 Chassis Cab Truck upfitted with utility boxes and a bucket hoist, making tree cleanup in spring a snap.

Build The Perfect 2017 Ford Super Duty for Landscaping, Construction, Lawn Care, and more with Best-In-Class Towing, Payload, & GVWR

With spring just around the corner and warmer weather ahead, work trucks are going to be out in full force doing what they do best: moving earth, hauling building material, and carrying equipment, and nothing does it better than the Ford F-Series. The unmatched combination of capability and flexibility of the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Pickups in particular allow them to get in and get the job done with class-leading payload and towing capabilities. These vehicles also accept a wide range of upfits – further tailoring them to your business. Read the rest of this entry »

Borgman Ford is Grand Rapids’ Ford Commercial Vehicle Center

February 1st, 2017

FordCommercialVehicleCenter_400x300The Borgman Ford Commercial Team is proud to announce the New Ford Commercial Vehicle Program, which allows us to serve businesses in Grand Rapids, West Michigan, and beyond, even better.

For years, you’ve known Borgman Ford Commercial as your Ford Business Preferred Network dealer. With this new program, Ford is enhancing what made BPN great and giving us more tools to keep your fleet in top shape and help your business grow. To learn more, check out this excerpt from an article posted on The Ford Media Center, or stop in today and ask us about the new program!

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Meet The All New 2018 Ford F-150

February 1st, 2017

The All New 2018 Ford F-150 hauling heavy equipment on a trailer at a job site

The Borgman Ford Commercial Team 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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Have You Talked To Your Accountant Yet?

December 8th, 2016

Image of a 2017 Ford F-250 work truck with a snow plow upfit

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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Check Out The New Borgman Step Van Site!

October 14th, 2016

BorgmanStepVanLogo_blueThe Borgman Ford Commercial Team is proud to announce the launch of our new Step Van website,! In order to further serve our clients in West Michigan, the Midwest, and across the nation, we have provided a wealth of information about Step Vans, van bodies by Morgan Olson, upfits and modifications, downloadable brochures, and more. You can also easily check our available inventory of ready-to-roll Step Vans, or contact us to have one custom-built.

In our section about the Ford E-450 & F-59 Chassis, you can get detailed information about the different wheelbases available for each model, as well as engine specs, weight ratings, information about alternative fuel options, and more.

We also have a section about the van bodies themselves, which are manufactured and installed by our friends at Morgan Olson. These expert walk-in van manufacturers have set the standard of quality and excellence for the industry. Morgan Olson has focused their van body designs around efficiency, safety, and comfort, in an effort to keep your drivers and customers happy.

Features like a doorway from the cabin to the cargo bay, along with steps leading directly to the curb means that your drivers can make their deliveries much faster and aren’t walking out into traffic. By cutting delivery stop times down by as much as 40%, your drivers can make more deliveries per day, and your customers can receive their goods much faster.

We’ve also provided individual pages for the different configurations of Step Vans we have available. These pages list all of the recommended features and specs for a FedEx-Ready Step Van, such as backup cameras, anti-slip floor treatments, cargo and shelving options, upfit examples, and more.

Whether you’d like to add Step Vans to your fleet as soon as possible or want them custom-built to your exact needs, the Borgman Ford Commercial Team can accommodate you. To visit our new Step Van site, Click Here. If you’d like more information about Step Vans or need a quote, feel free to Call Tod Tobin at 616-710-2209 or Contact Us!

This Borgman Ford Commercial Client Was Featured on

June 20th, 2016

l-summit-landscape_smBorgman Ford Commercial client Summit Landscape Management was recently featured at for their change-over to leasing. Newer vehicles, write-offs, and hassle-free maintenance made the move a smart business plan.

If your company would like to look into the benefits of commercial leasing and fleet management services, contact the Borgman Ford Commercial team today!
Call Scott Gibbons at (616) 706-3205, or Tod Tobin at (616) 710-2209

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