Move prompted by retirement of longtime dealer representative, Guy Miyashiro.
Pierce Manufacturing Inc. today announced an expansion of the dealer territory for Hughes Fire Equipment, Inc., headquartered in Springfield, Oregon to include the state of Hawaii. The territory change is prompted by the retirement of Guy Miyashiro, president of Guy Miyashiro and Co., Inc. of Walpahu, Hawaii.
APPLETON, Wis. (January 8, 2018) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced an expansion of the dealer territory for Hughes Fire Equipment, Inc. (HFE), headquartered in Springfield, Oregon, to include the state of Hawaii. The territory change is prompted by the retirement of former dealer representative Guy Miyashiro, president of Guy Miyashiro and Co., Inc. of Walpahu, Hawaii.
“We sincerely thank Guy Miyashiro and his team for their dedication to serving Pierce customers in Hawaii since 1994,” said Mike Dufrane, Pierce Manufacturing Inc. vice president of sales. “With their assistance, the transition to Rex Hughes and his group, which has already begun to take shape, will be smooth and seamless. Hughes Fire Equipment, Inc., a Pierce sales and service dealership for more than thirty years, is highly regarded in North America.”
HFE will place major emphasis on replacement parts availability as well as local maintenance and repair services. “Our commitment is to ensure that all of our customers have the products and services required to serve their communities safely and efficiently,” said Rex Hughes, president of HFE. “Especially with Hawaii’s geography to consider, parts availability and inventory are critical factors. Our parts group is on call 24/7, and we are also meeting with local providers to explore ways to enhance local maintenance and repair services.” More information will be communicated to all customers within the state as it becomes available.
This is HFE’s fourth territory expansion with Pierce; the territory now includes Oregon, Washington, Montana, Arizona, Alaska, Clark County, Nevada and Hawaii.