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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.


Posted: Jan 8, 2018 2:09:50 PM by Pierce Mfg.

Topics: Business Updates

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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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