Obenchain-Boyer Changed To Boyer Fire Apparatus Co. The Obenchain-Boyer Company, Logansport, Ind., one of the pioneers in the manufacture of fire apparatus in this country, has changed its name to the Boyer Fire Apparatus Company. This has been done in order to more closely identify the name of the company with the products it manufactures. There is no change in the organization of the company, Stephen B. Boyer, one of the founders, remaining the president and general manager. New Pumper For San Bernardino, Cal.—The city clerk of San Bernardino, Cal., has been instructed to advertise for bids for a 350-gallon pumper, an aerial ladder truck and a service truck. Company Formed in Hempstead, Tex.—A volunteer company with Edward Pendergrass as chief has been organized in Hempstead. Tex. They will soon consider the purchase of new fire equipment.