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Allegiance_BannerMinuteman Fire and Rescue, the exclusive Pierce dealer for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, has been acquired by Allegiance Fire and Rescue, a division of the Massachusetts-based commercial truck dealer Allegiance Trucks, LLC.

APPLETON, Wis. (November 18, 2019) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that Minuteman Fire and Rescue, its exclusive dealer for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, has been acquired by Allegiance Fire and Rescue, a division of Massachusetts-based Allegiance Trucks, LLC. Allegiance Fire and Rescue has retained all of Minuteman Fire and Rescue’s employees and operations will continue to be conducted out of the existing facilities in Walpole, Massachusetts.

“Over the years, Minuteman Fire and Rescue’s President Jeff Fournier and his team have provided fire departments throughout New England with superior service and have been instrumental in facilitating Pierce’s custom apparatus sales and aftermarket services in the region,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “Allegiance will bring its significant experience as a respected retailer of commercial vehicles and provider of superior service offerings to the fire departments in this region.”

Allegiance Fire and Rescue plans to immediately make strategic investments to better serve the region, including growing the sales team, adding service bays and locations, expanding its mobile service fleet and parts inventory, adding a pump testing facility, and creating training opportunities for fire department representatives, service technicians, and more.

“We are excited to join Allegiance Fire and Rescue,” said Jeff Fournier, who will be its new President. “Allegiance has committed to broadening service offerings and resources for the fire departments we have served for many years. I can assure our customers that, under Allegiance, we will remain dedicated to their work.”

Allegiance Fire and Rescue’s acquisition will foster greater opportunities for increased value to customers as well as accelerated growth and investments in future service offerings.

“We look forward to developing new relationships and offering New England’s fire departments with an enhanced customer experience,” said Chad Schrempp, chief operating officer of Allegiance Trucks. “Customers should remain confident that we will provide the quality products they have come to trust, and as the Allegiance Fire and Rescue team grows, apparatus support and service will be our top priority.”

To learn more about Pierce Manufacturing and Allegiance Fire and Rescue, visit www.piercemfg.com.

To learn more about Allegiance Trucks, visit www.allegiancetrucks.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. 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 www.piercemfg.com.

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 15,000 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®, Frontline™, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Airport Products and London®. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this news release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements.

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