Industry News

Company/Association News: October 2019

Issue 10 and Volume 172.

Company Association News
SPARTAN MOTORS, INC. announced the launch of Detroit Truck Manufacturing™ (DTM), a captive channel supplier of fabricated aluminum cabs for Spartan’s fire trucks as well as its cab and chassis product it supplies to more than 40 OEM fire truck manufacturers. DTM will enable Spartan to achieve greater flexibility through further insulating the organization from risk in its broader supply base, optimizing its cost structure and quality control efforts. Residing on five acres in Madison Heights, Michigan, this new facility will improve quality while reducing lead times by using world-class flexible manufacturing technologies. The ORANGE COUNTY (FL) FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT (OCFRD) has teamed up with the FF (Firefighter) Research Group to collect data and information taken from 3-D body scans of female firefighters. The goal is to create a database that equipment manufacturers can use to design gear specifically to meet the needs of female firefighters. The data collected…

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