Fire Apparatus Manufacturer American LaFrance Closes Facilities

Fire apparatus manufacturer American LaFrance has closed its facility in Ephrata Township, Pennsylvania, and told workers not to return to work next week, reported WTHM (

American LaFrance released a statement:

American LaFrance, LLC, the manufacturer of fire, rescue and vocational vehicles, announced Friday the closing of its warehouse, production and service facilities in Monks Corner, SC Ephrata, PA and Los Angeles.

The company is advising its customers that they will be able to continue obtaining replacement parts and service for vehicles manufactured by American LaFrance from a new third party vendor. American LaFrance will contact customers with information about where they can obtain parts and service for their vehicles in the near future.

Unfortunately, the company’s unexpected current financial condition requires the discontinuation of operations in these locations at this time and these facilities are not expected to reopen.”

Read Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Editor Chris Mc Loone’s thoughts on the closing HERE.



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