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Pierce Manufacturing will display a greatly expanded portfolio of its industry- leading Pierce® Ascendant® aerial apparatus – including several never-before-seen configurations – at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) Exhibition in Indianapolis, Ind.

APPLETON, Wis. (April 11, 2017) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company and the leading North American manufacturer of fire and emergency vehicles, will display a greatly expanded portfolio of Pierce® Ascendant® 107-foot aerial apparatus – including several never-before-seen configurations – at Lucas Oil Stadium (LOS) on April 27-29, 2017 during the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) Exhibition in Indianapolis, Ind. In addition, the powerful Oshkosh® Striker® 8X8 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and the Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) will be on display.

Pierce maintains its central core location at the entrance of LOS (booth #8807) where it will hold a presentation on Thursday, April 27 at 12:00 pm (EDT) to introduce the vehicles and technologies on display. Then, on Friday, April 28th at 1:00 pm (EDT), the Pierce booth will host an introductory event for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb that will begin at 1:30 pm.

“The Pierce Ascendant 107-foot device is the most popular new aerial in our company’s history, and we’re excited to add its versatility to an entire class of aerials,” said Matt McLeish, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing, Pierce Manufacturing. “Moreover, with Oshkosh Corporation celebrating its 100th Anniversary, we feel it’s only fitting to include two stellar vehicles that personify why Oshkosh products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation.”

The much-anticipated Oshkosh Striker 8 X 8 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle is making its world debut at FDIC. Powered by a pair of rear-mounted engines generating a massive 1,540 hp, the Oshkosh Striker 8 X 8 is the most powerful and capable ARFF vehicle in the company’s history. Alongside the Striker will be the Oshkosh Defense JLTV, the next-generation in light tactical wheeled vehicles. The JLTV offers an unprecedented combination of protection, mobility and transportability. The JLTV contract was awarded to Oshkosh in August of 2015, and will replace a large portion of the U.S. military’s aging uparmored HMMWV fleet.  

Friday’s NFFF 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb introductory event will include a major donation by Pierce’s Jeff Trelka, who was the first place winner at Oshkosh Corporation’s “Oshkosh Excellence Awards,” an employee program that encourages continuous improvement activities to benefit Oshkosh team members, customers and the environment. Winning teams of this program are awarded money that is then given to the charity of the team’s choice.

“Last year’s crowd for the NFFF 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was passionate,” McLeish recalled, “and the entire ceremony and climb was inspiring. We encourage everyone to be on hand to show their support.”

A second Pierce booth, showcasing four commercial chassis-based apparatus, will be located at stand #5647 in the Indianapolis Convention Center. Additional apparatus will be on display outdoors between the convention center and stadium.

Posted: Apr 11, 2017 1:48:29 PM by Pierce Mfg.

Topics: Press Release, Innovation, Tradeshows

About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce 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 collection 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, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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