watch the appelton post cresent news paper, articles showing a invitation to bid on new city pumper for appelton fd, awarded bid would go to mfg which scored the highest score, firefighters recommend elite over pierce and segraves based on point system given to them by the city, pierce mfg protesting recommendation to by elite which not only scored the highest but also $30 k less. peirce statments suggest appelton should buy from them because the are based out of appelton, that is the one and only reason they give. pay special attention to the statements made by pierces ceo. every fire department in this nation should follow this story. you can all draw your own conclusion.