MAXIMETAL will add its own fire bodies and market apparatus for sale across Canada through the Pierce dealer network.
APPLETON, Wis. (November 18, 2015) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced that it has teamed up with MAXIMETAL, INC. of Saint-Georges de Beauce, Quebec, Canada. Pierce will sell Pierce® Saber® custom chassis’ to MAXIMETAL who, in turn, will manufacture and mount its various firefighting body configurations onto the chassis. The completed apparatus will be marketed across Canada through the Pierce dealer network.
“We have diligently and methodically searched for a local Canadian body builder to design a family of apparatus specifically for the Canadian market – and MAXIMETAL is an excellent match for the new Pierce Saber custom chassis,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “MAXIMETAL – with its reputation for quality, reliability, and an overriding focus driven by customer service and support – is the ideal choice.”
Beginning in 2016, MAXIMETAL will offer pumper and pumper tanker configurations. Additional configurations will be added in the future. Pierce’s Canadian dealers will market and sell these new apparatus on behalf of MAXIMETAL to fire and emergency departments across all provinces.
“The people at Pierce were looking for a Canadian partner to build fire trucks for them, and we wanted to expand our sales and distribution efforts across the country. It’s a great fit and a win-win for both organizations,” said Danny Dufour, president of MAXIMETAL. “The Pierce team is very down to earth; they visited our plant, evaluated our operations, and we all knew we would work well together. They like our philosophy and forward-looking vision, and we like the Saber chassis – it’s well adapted to our market.”
The Pierce Saber custom chassis sets the leading edge in the industry standard custom chassis market. The cab interior offers significantly more room for firefighters, featuring a raised roof transition line moved forward to create a “cathedral ceiling” effect, while a flat floor in the crew cab area provides surer footing. The stair steps are low, and offset to function like stairs for easier entry and exit. A one-piece wraparound windshield delivers excellent outward visibility. The Saber chassis offers a medium-block engine with up to 450 hp., while a 50-degree cramp angle offers greater maneuverability along narrow roads, alleys and cul-de-sacs.
Founded in 1983, MAXIMETAL, INC. is based in Saint-Georges de Beauce, Quebec. The company is dedicated to providing fire departments with quality built, custom-outfitted apparatus engineered to the highest standards. MAXIMETAL has delivered more than 1,000 fire and utility trucks in the past decade, and is a major supplier to the Montreal, Quebec Fire Department. MAXIMETAL has earned ISO 9001:2008 Certification and meets all NFPA 1901-2009 Standards.
ABOUT PIERCE MANUFACTURING
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.
ABOUT OSHKOSH CORPORATION
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this presentation, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Dan Meyer, Marketing Manager at Pierce Manufacturing
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