Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that Minuteman Fire and Rescue, its exclusive dealer for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, has been acquired by Allegiance Fire and Rescue, a division of Massachusetts-based Allegiance Trucks, LLC. Allegiance Fire and Rescue has retained all of Minuteman Fire and Rescue’s employees and operations will continue to be conducted out of the existing facilities in Walpole, Massachusetts.
“Over the years, Minuteman Fire and Rescue’s President Jeff Fournier and his team have provided fire departments throughout New England with superior service and have been instrumental in facilitating Pierce’s custom apparatus sales and aftermarket services in the region,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “Allegiance will bring its significant experience as a respected retailer of commercial vehicles and provider of superior service offerings to the fire departments in this region.”
Allegiance Fire and Rescue plans to immediately make strategic investments to better serve the region, including growing the sales team, adding service bays and locations, expanding its mobile service fleet and parts inventory, adding a pump testing facility, and creating training opportunities for fire department representatives, service technicians, and more.
“We are excited to join Allegiance Fire and Rescue,” said Jeff Fournier, who will be its new President. “Allegiance has committed to broadening service offerings and resources for the fire departments we have served for many years. I can assure our customers that, under Allegiance, we will remain dedicated to their work.”
Allegiance Fire and Rescue’s acquisition will foster greater opportunities for increased value to customers as well as accelerated growth and investments in future service offerings.
“We look forward to developing new relationships and offering New England’s fire departments with an enhanced customer experience,” said Chad Schrempp, chief operating officer of Allegiance Trucks. “Customers should remain confident that we will provide the quality products they have come to trust, and as the Allegiance Fire and Rescue team grows, apparatus support and service will be our top priority.”
To learn more about Pierce Manufacturing and Allegiance Fire and Rescue, visit www.piercemfg.com.
To learn more about Allegiance Trucks, visit www.allegiancetrucks.com.