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6/14/2013 Pierce Manufacturing Announces 100th Anniversary Open House and Fire Truck Parade on July 13

APPLETON, Wis. (June 12, 2013) - Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, announces a Pierce 100th Anniversary Open House for the public on Saturday, July 13. The festivities will begin with a Pierce® fire truck parade at 11:00 a.m. on American Drive. Immediately following the parade, the celebration will continue at Pierce headquarters with a 100th Anniversary ceremony and the company's first-ever public open house, featuring a variety of activities until 4:00 p.m.
 
"From modest beginnings in the Fox Valley in 1913, Pierce has grown to become one of the world's largest and most respected manufacturers of fire and rescue apparatus; it wouldn't be possible without strong support from this community," said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president Fire & Emergency. "During our centennial year, we believe it's fitting to share the celebration by opening Pierce's doors to our friends and neighbors." 
 
The Pierce fire truck parade will run along American Drive between Prospect Avenue and Shady Lane. Pierce is happy to welcome fire departments from the region to be part of the celebration and drive their Pierce fire truck in the parade. In addition, firefighters are invited to walk in the parade in uniform. Other Open House events include tours of the Pierce manufacturing plant (2600 American Drive, Appleton) kids' activities, fire truck rides, a Pierce history display, and interactive fire safety education. For more information and registration details on participating in the parade, visit www.piercemfg.com/100thOpenHouse.
 
The celebration will continue on July 14 when Pierce hosts a Pierce 100th Anniversary 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. For more information and to register for the stair climb, visit www.piercemfg.com/100thStairClimb.

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4/16/2013 2001 INTERNATIONAL FOUR DOOR 4900 SERIES PUMPER FOR SALE


2/20/2013 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Regional Fire Sales Representative

Glick Fire Equipment is seeking a sales representative for the northwestern region of Pennsylvania.  Prior sales or customer service experience required, ideally with knowledge of the product lines associated with fire apparatus.  Must be able to work independently, travel and possess excellent communication skills.  A complete job description and skill set is available at your request.  Email, mail or fax qualifications to Amy Sweitzer.

 

Heavy Truck Mechanic

Glick Fire Equipment is seeking a highly motivated road service technician in the Carlisle-Shippensburg-Chambersburg area. The individual must have heavy duty truck repair experience, good communication skills and basic computer knowledge. Prior experience with fire & emergency vehicles is a plus.  A complete job description and skill set is available at your request.  Email, mail or fax qualifications to Amy Sweitzer.

 

Direct your resume & qualifications to Amy Sweitzer at amy.sweitzer@glickfire.com or drop them off at either Glick Fire location.



2/12/2013 Pierce Celebrates Its 100th Year in Business

Pierce Celebrates Its 100th Year in Business


APPLETON, Wis. (January 1, 2013) – Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, and the leading U.S. manufacturer of fire and emergency vehicles, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2013. Pierce is kicking off its yearlong commemoration by launching a special website section located atwww.piercemfg.com/100thAnniversary. The site features an interactive historical timeline, a 100thAnniversary video, a photo contest, limited edition merchandise, and upcoming events. 

The Pierce 100th Anniversary website, along with social media posts, will provide information about the company's history and centennial events, including a 100th Anniversary Open House celebration in Appleton on July 13, 2013. The website is also a venue where people can share special memories and photos.

"Pierce is a company with humble beginnings, a rich history, and an exciting future," said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. "It is significant that only a small fraction of companies from any industry achieve the 100 year milestone. On behalf of Pierce employees, and all those who preceded us, we pledge an unwavering level of commitment to firefighters, and boldness in our thinking, as we look ahead to the next hundred years." 

Founded in 1913 by Humphrey and Dudley Pierce in Appleton, Pierce Manufacturing first built after-market bodies for Ford Model T chassis. In 1939, the company manufactured its first fire truck body and grew to 20 employees. In 1958, ushering in a new era of boom and platform vehicles, Pierce designed the first ever articulating aerial apparatus that was used to reach up and over tall obstructions. Pierce introduced its first custom chassis and body – the Arrow – in 1982, and that design changed the face of the modern fire industry. 

More recent examples of Pierce innovations include industry firsts like the Dash® CF fire apparatus (that features an innovative cab-forward design), frontal airbag and the side roll protection systems, and the patented Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) response vehicle. Other examples include Command Zone™ advanced electronics to enhance vehicle troubleshooting and reliability, and TAK-4® independent front suspension for unmatched vehicle maneuverability. Pierce engineers and manufactures its own Husky® foam and Hercules® compressed air foam systems that more effectively attack and suppress structural, wildland, automobile, and fuel fires. Every vehicle component is designed to help firefighters perform safely at their highest level.

"The more than 2,000 people who work for Pierce, including many families with multiple generations of service, are our backbone – and the reason for our longevity, success and growth," added Johnson. "Pierce employees think of their work as more of a vocation than a job, and the average employee tenure is nearly 20 years. That speaks volumes."

Pierce markets its products through the industry's largest and most comprehensive dealer and service network. The company enjoys a nationwide web of dealerships with over 600 certified and factory trained Service Brigade technicians and over 50 service centers. Pierce also offers custom training sessions for fire departments.


10/24/2012 Road Show ~Township of Spring Fire Company


A big special THANK YOU to
Township of Spring Fire Company for
hosting our showcase-on-the-road, and a special thanks to the customers who brought apparatus for the display. Please visit to facebook to see photos from this event.


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