About usOshkosh Corp. and Pierce Mfg.

Appleton, Wisconsin-based Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh company, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of custom fire apparatus.  In 2015, Pierce sought out a Canadian partner to design & build a product specifically for the Canadian market to be sold exclusively through their Canadian dealers.  After careful evaluation Pierce selected MAXIMETAL as its exclusive partner based on specific criteria:

  • Quality of workmanship
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Reliability & financial strength of the company
  • Alignment of corporate values

Engineering collaboration between Pierce and Maxi brought the MAXI Saber to the Canadian Pierce dealer network in 2016.

The product combines the Pierce’s robust Saber chassis with the best of MAXIMETAL’s unique firefighting features to deliver excellent value to Canadian fire departments. Backed by the same warranty as a US-built Pierce, the Canadian dealer network ensures a full Pierce ownership experience. Deliveries began in 2016.

Later in 2016, confident in the quality of work being done for the Canadian dealers, Pierce approached MAXIMETAL for a second project. MAXIMETAL agreed to begin building a line of Enclosed Top-Mount Pumpers and Pump-in-Compartment Tankers on commercial chassis for the United States dealer network under the CONTENDER by MAXIMETAL product name. Deliveries began in 2017.

After 6 years of successful partnership between MAXIMETAL and Pierce Manufacturing, on June 13th, 2022, Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced that it had completed the acquisition of Maxi-Métal Inc.

“MAXIMETAL is an organization known for quality, reliability, and an overriding focus on customer service and support,” said John C. Pfeifer, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “Their culture and customer focus align exceptionally well with Oshkosh, Pierce Manufacturing and its dealer network.
“This acquisition will enhance the combined strengths of Pierce and MAXIMETAL by broadening collaboration and expanding sales and distribution capabilities within Pierce’s North American dealer network,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and Fire & Emergency segment president. “Oshkosh expects to benefit from MAXIMETAL’s experience and leadership as the company grows its combined presence in the Canadian market.”
MAXIMETAL proudly maintains its name, team members, Canadian facilities, and branding elements as the newest member of Oshkosh’s Fire & Emergency segment.

MAXIMETAL products are exclusively available through the Pierce Manufacturing dealer network.

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