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HughesFireEquipBuilding_BannerIn June 2021, Pierce dealer, Hughes Fire Equipment, Inc., will open a 15,000-square-foot service facility located outside of Boise in Meridian, Idaho.

APPLETON, Wis. (May 18, 2021)Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that authorized dealer, Hughes Fire Equipment, Inc., will open a new, 15,000-square-foot service facility located outside of Boise at 3396 W. Nelis Drive in Meridian, Idaho. With close proximity to Highway 84, the new service center is central for all of Idaho’s Pierce customers and will provide extensive service offerings, parts inventory, apparatus testing, and meeting space. Construction is currently underway, with a ribbon-cutting event planned for June 21, 2021.

“It was important to our team to find a centralized location for our new service center that would allow us to expand services for our customers to include a bigger facility, more personnel, and an expanded parts warehouse,” said Paul Schlumpberger, president of Hughes Fire Equipment, Inc. “Most critically, the new facility will reduce downtime. Our main objective is to get fire apparatus back to the department and placed into service as quickly as possible.”

Hughes Fire Equipment, Inc.’s new service center will offer annual National Fire Protection Association inspections, accident repair, pump and aerial testing and recertification, ground ladder testing, parts replacement, and full refurbishments.

Additionally, the Meridian service center will feature:

• Three drive-through bays
• 20-foot-wide doors
• Outdoor aerial testing platform
• Indoor pump test bay for year-round testing
• 700-square-foot parts warehouse
• Steam rack to facilitate indoor truck-washing
• Office, meeting space, and conference rooms
• Energy-efficient LED lighting throughout
• Below-level water tank, allowing for the recirculation of water

The new service center will also be the hub for a pump test trailer that will facilitate off-site testing and dedicated mobile service technicians that will offer routine maintenance and repair, allowing trucks to be repaired or tested without leaving their home fire stations.

The Hughes Fire Equipment, Inc.’s service team includes a certified Pierce master technician on staff with additional technicians in the process of certification. A full-time parts and service writer was hired and service personnel expansion will continue throughout the facility.

Schlumpberger continued, “A larger facility with more technicians allows us to work on more projects at one time, and this significantly reduces fire apparatus downtime. Opening our new service center supports our goal to make sure personnel is available where they are needed most.”

To learn more about Pierce Manufacturing, Hughes Fire Equipment, Inc., and the new service center located near Boise, Idaho, visit

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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. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, mini pumpers, 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

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs more than 14,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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