Oshkosh Truck Subsidiary, Pierce Manufacturing, Delivers Specially Designed Pumper for Camp DavidOSHKOSH, Wis.--Aug. 23, 2002--Pierce Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corporation and North America's leading fire apparatus manufacturer, will deliver a custom-designed pumper to the U.S. Navy for use at the Presidential Retreat at Camp David, the official get-away for American presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. The U.S. Navy Fire and Emergency Services are responsible for fire protection at the retreat.
"Pierce is proud to supply a custom-engineered fire apparatus to support the U.S. Navy in providing fire protection for the First Family and their guests. Camp David is a pivotal location for world events and deserves the best fire protection services and equipment," said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh chairman, president and chief executive officer.
The Pierce(R) pumper features the new International 4200 low-profile chassis. It has a tight turning radius and carries 400 gallons of water to provide versatile response capabilities ranging from quick attack to structural fire protection. In addition, the truck was outfitted with special graphics that pay tribute to fire and emergency services personnel who responded to the terrorist attacks of September 11.
Oshkosh Truck Corporation is a leading manufacturer of specialty trucks and truck bodies for the fire and emergency, defense, concrete placement, and refuse hauling markets. Oshkosh Truck is a Fortune 1000 company with products marketed under the Oshkosh, Pierce, McNeilus, Medtec, Geesink and Norba brand names. The company is headquartered in Oshkosh, Wis., and had annual sales of $1.45 billion in fiscal 2001.