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Pierce Manufacturing announced today that MacQueen Emergency Group has acquired Schuhmacher Fire Equipment, including Schuhmacher’s Missouri territory. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, MacQueen is the authorized Pierce dealer for Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. With the acquisition of Schuhmacher, MacQueen has partnered with Rescue Repair, Inc. of Festus, Missouri to offer quality fire apparatus service and repair. 

APPLETON, Wis. (July 10, 2018) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that MacQueen Emergency Group (MacQueen) has acquired Schuhmacher Fire Equipment (Schuhmacher), expanding its territory to include Schuhmacher’s 109 Missouri counties. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, MacQueen Emergency Group is the authorized Pierce dealer for Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. With the acquisition of Schuhmacher, MacQueen has partnered with Rescue Repair, Inc. of Festus, Missouri, to provide the expertise of factory trained, certified technicians offering quality fire apparatus road service and repair in the former Schuhmacher territory. Western Missouri counties of Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte will continue to be supported by Pierce dealer, Conrad Fire Equipment, Inc.  

“I’d like to sincerely thank John Schuhmacher and his team for serving Pierce customers in Missouri for the last 37 years,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “Schuhmacher Fire Equipment and MacQueen Emergency Group are both highly regarded dealerships and service providers in North America with dedicated personnel, and I am confident the acquisition will be seamless.”

Schuhmacher is based in Washington, Missouri and has provided fire apparatus, equipment, and service since 1979. The company has attributed its success over the years to being dedicated to earning the trust and respect of its customers and operating as a unified team.

“After nearly forty years in business, I couldn’t be prouder of our incredible team and the customer relationships we’ve built,” said John Schuhmacher, president of Schuhmacher Fire Equipment. “One of my primary goals in finding the best acquisition partner was to ensure my entire team would be retained and given the opportunity to keep up their great work with the fire service community of Missouri. In addition, I look forward to continuing to be a resource for MacQueen Emergency Group.” 

With the acquisition of Schuhmacher, MacQueen brings a high level of experience in the industry and a large support network. Established in 1961, the MacQueen Equipment Group has expanded significantly over the last ten years, and the office in Washington, Missouri will be the company’s third location.

“We look forward to having an expanded territory that will allow us to develop new relationships and offer Missouri’s fire departments an enhanced customer experience,” said Dan Gage, president of MacQueen Emergency Equipment. “While providing the same quality products that Schuhmacher’s customers have come to know and trust, our growing team will recognize support and service as our top priority.”

For more information about Pierce Manufacturing and MacQueen Emergency Group’s acquisition of Schuhmacher Fire Equipment, visit www.piercemfg.com.

Posted: Jul 10, 2018 3:27:50 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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