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Finley Fire Equipment has secured an order for two Pierce Arrow XT pumpers for Charleston, WV Fire Department

Finley Fire Equipment has secured an order for two Pierce® Arrow XT pumpers for the Charleston, West Virginia Fire Department. The trucks will be procured through a partnership with the West Virginia Purchasing Division using a National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) contract.

APPLETON, Wis. (December 4, 2019) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that Finley Fire Equipment, the exclusive Pierce® dealer for Ohio, Kentucky, and part of West Virginia, has secured an order for two Pierce Arrow XT™ pumpers for the Charleston, West Virginia Fire Department. The trucks will be procured through a partnership established with the West Virginia Purchasing Division using a National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) contract.

Streamlining the city’s purchasing processes has been a top priority for Charleston, West Virginia City Manager, Jonathan Storage. “When I discovered that the opportunity existed for the City of Charleston to be a signatory to the NASPO contract, I worked directly with the leadership at the West Virginia Purchasing Division to make this happen,” said Storage. “With this agreement in place, every municipality in West Virginia can take advantage of competitive national pricing for fire trucks.”

The two new Pierce Arrow XT pumpers will replace the Charleston Fire Department’s nearly 20-year-old pumper trucks as part of the city’s regular lifecycle maintenance process. The fire trucks will feature:

  • Superior maneuverability with length just over 28 feet 10 inches, and 45-degree cramp angle
  • TAK-4®  Independent Front Suspension
  • Pierce Husky 12™ foam system
  • Allison 4500 6-speed transmission

“We applaud the work of City Manager, Jonathan Storage, and the representatives with the state of West Virginia,” said John Finley, president and CEO of Finley Fire Equipment. “We’re proud to work with the West Virginia Purchasing Division, and feel it is extraordinary that every municipality in West Virginia can now take advantage of competitive national pricing for fire trucks, as well as experience a streamlined purchasing process for apparatus that have been vetted for superior quality.”

The NASPO contract allows the City of Charleston to benefit from competitive fire truck pricing bid at the national level and contract directly with Pierce without having to seek additional competitive bids at the local level. This opportunity was made available through the West Virginia Purchasing Division’s continued efforts to work with counties and municipalities to provide cost-savings where possible.

Finley added, “Regional Manager and Sales Representative, Paul Jordan, showed an exemplary level of dedication and support to assist with establishing the NASPO contract and throughout the apparatus order process for the Charleston Fire Department. His commitment is a reflection of our entire team as we remain focused on providing the highest level of service and support for all departments in our dealership’s region.” 

For more information about Pierce Manufacturing, Finley Fire Equipment, and the West Virginia Purchasing Division’s NASPO contract, visit www.piercemfg.com.

 

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About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, including 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. 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. Visit piercemfg.com to learn more about Pierce.

About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial.  The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.

Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe.  As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit oshkoshcorporation.com.

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