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Siddons-Martin Emergency Group employees stand in front of a fire truck at one of the companies three new service centers.

Pierce Manufacturing announced today that Siddons-Martin Emergency Group marked the company’s 45th anniversary as an authorized Pierce dealer with the expansion of service center offerings across Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group is one of the largest emergency vehicle dealerships in North America.

Siddons-Martin team members in entryway at one of three new service centers.APPLETON, Wis. (February 26, 2019) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that Siddons-Martin Emergency Group marked the company’s 45th anniversary as an authorized Pierce dealer with the expansion of service center offerings across Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana.

  • The Lubbock, Texas Service Center opened in August 2018, serving the North Texas and Texas Panhandle region.
  • The Dallas Service Center opened in January 2019, located in Balch Springs, Texas and serves the city of Dallas, Texas and the surrounding municipalities.
  • The Longview Service Center is scheduled to open in April 2019, located in Longview, Texas and will serve the East Texas and North Louisiana regions.

Leon Martin Jr. and Pat Siddons share appreciation for their dedicated team and the expanded service offerings.Headquartered in Houston, Texas and employing over 300 dedicated personnel, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group is considered one of the largest emergency vehicle dealerships in North America.

“As we celebrate our forty-fifth year in business as a Pierce authorized dealer, I couldn’t be more grateful for the knowledgeable team and incredible customer relationships we’ve built over the years,” said Leon Martin Jr., president of service for Siddons-Martin Emergency Group. “The new service centers and mobile service units will allow us to grow relationships, while providing the same quality products and enhanced experience our customers have come to know and trust.”

Pierce fire apparatus sales in these regions led by Siddons-Martin Emergency Group have been the driving factor for service center expansion. All centers will feature hydraulic truck lifts, mobile or on-site fire pump testing and certification, computer diagnostics and service history review, annual and semi-annual inspections, robust preventive maintenance programs, and EVT and ASE certified technicians with a master EVP technician in each region. 

A Siddons-Martin mobile service unit which brings the companies fleet to a total of 40 units.“I’d like to thank the Siddons-Martin Emergency Group team for exceptionally serving Pierce customers in Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana for the last 45 years,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “As a highly respected dealer and service provider, I am confident the service center expansions will provide outstanding support and be an invaluable resource for current and future customers.”

Upon opening the Longview Service Center, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group will maintain a total of 16 service centers and 40 mobile service units – all featuring highly trained technicians offering expertise in the areas of parts ordering, training, warranties, and other aftermarket services.

For more information about Pierce Manufacturing and Siddons-Martin Emergency Group’s service center expansion, visit

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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 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

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