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    Always makes sense: Buy a new division ( snozzle), and get an exclusive right to another ( Bronto) then lay off workers...

    Just for giggles, I'll blame it on all the Pierce haters for driving away customers, lol

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    Pierce is losing a lot of business to Crimson, Ferrara, and Rosenbauer.

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    You mean SOMEBODY is listening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    You mean SOMEBODY is listening?
    Regardless, I hate to see anyone lose their job......

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    How do you detox from kool-aide???
    I'm the one Fire and Rescue calls, when they need to be Rescued.

    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF
    "Firemens gets antsies. Theys wants to goes to fires. Sometimeses they haves to waits."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    How do you detox from kool-aide???
    You let your life get Rosie,hehe T.C.

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    You do realize that this layoff is miniscule, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firepundit View Post
    You do realize that this layoff is miniscule, right?
    If you're NOT one of those laid off I suppose. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladderman View Post
    Pierce is losing a lot of business to Crimson, Ferrara, and Rosenbauer.
    Lmao, We can hardly get a response from those companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce355 View Post
    Lmao, We can hardly get a response from those companies.
    You may not be contacting the correct person, or not trying at all.

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    So is Pierce going to claim they invented the lay off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFD_E73_RET View Post
    So is Pierce going to claim they invented the lay off?
    Nope,just PERFECTED it,hehe T.C.

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    Post Economy !

    Sure Pierce Mfg. builds a good truck, but they are over priced compared to other builders. Why pay $ 600k for a pumper when it could be built with the same specs for $500K from a smaller company. With todays economy hitting rock bottom, fire departments, and cities can not afford to spend extra for a apparatus just for a "brand name" !

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce355 View Post
    Lmao, We can hardly get a response from those companies.
    Sounds like PIERCE with us.CAN'T get a response. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Sounds like PIERCE with us.CAN'T get a response. T.C.
    they can't get a responce cause they are to drunk on the kool-aid

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    How do you detox from kool-aide???
    1. You are strapped into the most non-paraded-out, non-chromed, non bells-and-whistles and basic "working man's truck" you can find.

    2. As you break out into a cold sweat, a set of generic truck specifications (not written around Piece) is blotted against your skin, and rubbed vigorously into your head, so that you absorb the generic specs by osmosis.....

    3. Now, as you writhe in pain and discomfort, your jaw is forced open and water from the tank of the non-paraded-out, non-chromed, non bells-and-whistles and basic "working man's truck is poured into your mouth, and you are forced to swallow it.

    Once you have completed this basic detox, you attend the 12-step program.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    Sad see the layoff. Are the layoffs on the production line or management that was not needed anymore in the Snorkle and Bronto companies?

    Last trip up to Appleton, the yard was near empty. They were still cranking out what they had going, but production levels, I am sure for most companies, was down.

    Quote Originally Posted by WoodbridgeFFII View Post
    Sure Pierce Mfg. builds a good truck, but they are over priced compared to other builders. Why pay $ 600k for a pumper when it could be built with the same specs for $500K from a smaller company. With todays economy hitting rock bottom, fire departments, and cities can not afford to spend extra for a apparatus just for a "brand name" !
    What the hell are you buying for $600K? We feilded two fantastic engines for around $450K each past two years. Impel cabs, 1250 pumps with Huskey auto CAFS, all LED lights. Best damn engine I have been on. It is all about getting the specs right, you spec it for what you need, keep the cost down and get a great engine. I'll drop the link so you can see what a great engine you get for under 1/2 million.

    http://www.piercemfg.com/en/experien...nt-Pumper.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    1. You are strapped into the most non-paraded-out, non-chromed, non bells-and-whistles and basic "working man's truck" you can find.

    2. As you break out into a cold sweat, a set of generic truck specifications (not written around Piece) is blotted against your skin, and rubbed vigorously into your head, so that you absorb the generic specs by osmosis.....

    3. Now, as you writhe in pain and discomfort, your jaw is forced open and water from the tank of the non-paraded-out, non-chromed, non bells-and-whistles and basic "working man's truck is poured into your mouth, and you are forced to swallow it.

    Once you have completed this basic detox, you attend the 12-step program.
    How about everytime I see my 2 "adopted" Pierces, I just vomit?? And if I don't automatically, I make myself vomit???

    Either way, it's a win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    How about everytime I see my 2 "adopted" Pierces, I just vomit?? And if I don't automatically, I make myself vomit???

    Either way, it's a win.

    FM1
    These comments don't contribute at all to THIS thread. If I desired to read these pointed opinions, I would go and review any other Apparatus related thread. Given the state of the overall Emergency Market (ALL MFGs) and economy in general these comments lack respct for the situation.

    Hope the best for all of those people and their families from all MFGs feeling the heavy burden of a slow industry.

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