Rosenbauer America announced that it will expand its Central Division fire apparatus manufacturing facility by 24,000 square feet. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 12 to officially mark the start of construction.
After thanking everyone for attending, Harold Boer, CEO of Rosenbauer America, highlighted what the new space will encompass and what that means to Rosenbauer and its customers. New production and fabrication areas will cover nearly 12,000 square feet, while more than 11,000 square feet will be dedicated to offices and a showroom facility that will be able to house six completed fire apparatus at any given time.
The additional space will also require more employees. Rosenbauer hopes to add at least 50 new members to its existing staff of 250 over the next five years. With more employees, production is predicted to reach 700 trucks per year, up from the current 600.
Construction on the $1 million expansion is scheduled to be completed in February/March of 2008.