TROY, Mich., Aug 4, 2003 - Altair Engineering, a global leader in product design consulting, engineering software and high-performance computing technology, today joins Detroit Chassis L.L.C. in the production launch of the newly designed suspension for the F-Series Super Duty Class A motorhome chassis.

At a brief ceremony held this morning at Detroit Chassis L.L.C. where the chassis is assembled, program management and engineering team representatives from Ford, Altair and Detroit Chassis watched as the first chassis destined for 2004 motorhomes rolled off the assembly line.

"Detroit Chassis is delighted to recognize our entire team for bringing this program to Job 1 on time, on target and within budget," said Michael Guthrie, president and CEO.

As a Tier I global engineering service supplier to Ford, Altair Engineering supported the design and release of the new suspension system and has been assisting the company’s F-Series motorhome chassis team on a variety of projects since 1999.

For the 2004 F-Series chassis suspension, the Altair chassis design team employed a variety of engineering simulation technologies to address the suspension and steering characteristics for improved ride and handling. In developing these designs, a low cost/low volume strategy was achieved by efficient project management, utilization of the latest engineering tools and efficient communication with parts suppliers.

Michael Kidder

Altair Engineering, Inc.


Barrett Kalellis

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