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Spartan Fire and Emergency receives Pierce Dealer of the Year 2023The award acknowledges Spartan Fire's commitment to exceptional service, growth, and investment in the future, highlighted by the groundbreaking of a new headquarters.

APPLETON, Wis. (April 25, 2024)Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) business, is proud to announce Spartan Fire and Emergency Apparatus, its dedicated Pierce dealer for South Carolina, has been presented with the Pierce Dealer of the Year Award for 2023. This accolade is a testament to Spartan Fire's sustainable growth, remarkable customer service, and shared cohesive vision and purpose across its team. The award was presented at Pierce’s annual sales conference and marks the fourth time the Spartan Fire team has received the prestigious award.  

Reflecting on this achievement, Spartan Fire President Robby Fore stated, "Receiving the Pierce Dealer of the Year award for the fourth time is not only gratifying but also serves as a catalyst which energizes our entire organization. Our consistent performance over the years, culminating in this notable recognition, underscores our remarkable team's dedication and collective commitment to serving our customers."

The past year brought significant milestones for Spartan Fire as the company celebrated its 50th anniversary and embarked on the groundbreaking of its new headquarters. Located strategically on I-85, between Spartanburg, SC, and Greenville, SC, the state-of-the-art facility is poised to enhance the company's service offerings, efficiency, and support for customers across the region.

"The people who make up our team share the same vision and purpose, creating a positive culture we feel spills over to the relationships we have with our customers. Our sustainable growth has allowed us to continue investing in the resources needed to better serve our customers in all aspects of our business," added Fore.

Spartan Fire started with only three employees in 1991 and has grown to a team of 40 professionals, dedicated to serving the entire state of South Carolina. This growth is a direct result of the company's focus on providing exceptional service beyond the sale, a core initiative since the early 2000s.

As Spartan Fire looks to the future, plans include further expansion. A new service facility was opened in 2023, and construction plans for the opening of its new headquarters in Spartanburg County are in full gear. Groundbreaking of the new headquarters is estimated to take place in May 2024, with the building expected to be complete by mid-2025. The new facilities allow Spartan Fire to provide additional services, including expanded access to highly trained certified service managers, parts managers, and technicians.  

For more information about Pierce Manufacturing, Pierce’s Dealer of the Year award, and Spartan Fire and Emergency Apparatus, visit

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About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] business, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, mini pumpers, 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

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 approximately 17,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common purpose: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Power Towers, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products, Oshkosh AeroTech™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit

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