This from the news last night- Unfortunatly another small builder gets bought up and closed down. I understand the economics of the situation I just feel its unfortunate.

Shawano Plant to Close The American LaFrance Corporation says it will
close its Shawano manufacturing plant March 31st in a move
affecting more than 150 people.
Workers at the fire apparatus manufacturer received a letter
yesterday from Don Stewart, the firm's president, announcing the
Stewart said in the letter that who remain at American LaFrance
through the end of January will receive an additional four weeks
pay as severance