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Montreal_June2019_Image-bannerPierce Manufacturing, in collaboration with MAXIMETAL, has delivered seven pumpers built on the Pierce Saber® custom chassis mounted on MAXIMETAL’s firefighting body configuration to the city of Montreal Fire Department. The MaxiSaber apparatus represent seven of the 35 pumper trucks that will be built and delivered for Montreal over the next five years.

APPLETON, Wis. (June 6, 2019) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that it has delivered seven pumpers built on the Pierce Saber® custom chassis mounted with Canadian company MAXIMETAL’s firefighting body configuration. The “MaxiSaber” apparatus represent the first seven of the 35 awarded pumper trucks to be built and delivered to the City of Montreal Fire Department over the next five years.

Since instituting an agreement in 2015 with MAXIMETAL of Saint-Georges de Beauce, Quebec, Canada, Pierce has sold its Pierce Saber custom chassis to MAXIMETAL who in turn, manufactures and mounts its various firefighting body configurations onto the chassis. The completed apparatus are provided to fire departments across Canada. 

“When we searched for a body builder to work with Pierce in the design of a family of apparatus specifically for the Canadian market, MAXIMETAL stood out as the perfect fit because of their reputation for quality, reliability, and focus on superior customer service and support,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “Over the last four years, we’ve learned how well our collaborative vision aligns, and we look forward to continued growth across Canada in the years to come.”

In 2018, MAXIMETAL announced it was awarded the $32.1M contract spanning five years with the City of Montreal Fire Department - one of the largest contracts in the company’s history.

“MAXIMETAL is honored to work with Pierce Manufacturing in the fulfillment of such a significant apparatus order for the City of Montreal Fire Department,” said Chris Sapienza, director of business development. “MaxiSaber configurations offer a value-driven chassis without compromise on build quality, cutting edge performance and advancements in visibility, space, ergonomics, and serviceability.” 

The City of Montreal Fire Department covers 166 square miles and serves 1.7 million citizens from 67 fire stations. Built on contouring Mount Royal and completely surrounded by water, Montreal is recognized as a cosmopolitan city with one of the largest underground networks in the world. As the second most populous city in Canada with unique geographic attributes and infrastructure design, many factors contributed to the selection of MaxiSaber apparatus including a primary focus on safety, egress in and out of the cab, noise reduction, visibility and overall performance.

Drummondville-based L’Arsenal will work with the Montreal Fire Department providing aftermarket and product support.

“L’Arsenal is equipped to provide exceptional aftermarket service and support to ensure that the new apparatus for the City of Montreal Fire Department maintain optimal performance, maximizing time in service,” said Jean Thibault, President of L’Arsenal. “We look forward to supporting the department and the community with our experience and expertise.”

The apparatus included in the City of Montreal Fire Department’s order will include a total of 35 MaxiSaber pumpers – all built on the Pierce Saber custom chassis with the last delivery estimated to take place in 2022. Other apparatus features include a spacious cab interior with a raised roof transition line, wraparound windshield for excellent outward visibility, a 450 hp engine, and a 50-degree cramp angle for excellent maneuverability along the city’s narrow roads and alleys.

For a comprehensive review of Pierce custom chassis, visit www.piercemfg.com  for specs, video, and images. To learn more about the MaxiSaber, visit www.maximetal.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, 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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