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    Default American LaFrance New Home Site Buzzing with Activity

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    Default Updated site pics

    Added some pics of the site I shot today. Walls on the plant are starting to go up. Lots of steel in the Corp office building since I was there last.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/retjaxff/NewALFPlant
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    How close to the old plant is the new one? I would like to make the trip over when they have the grand opening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HSFDChief600 View Post
    How close to the old plant is the new one? I would like to make the trip over when they have the grand opening.
    Chief;

    If you coming into the area on I26 East bound, exit at Exit 194. At Jedburgh Rd (at end of exit ramp) go right. First rd on your left, go left. Follow to the dead end, turn right. Corp Office and Plant will be on your right about a 100 yrds down the road.
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    I wish ALF would post the new deliveries as good as they post the pictures of their new building. Any way to get them to do this. I emailed Corp. office with no reply. Hopefully they just are not updating the website and that is not all the trucks they are making. Someone please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAMFIRE42 View Post
    I wish ALF would post the new deliveries as good as they post the pictures of their new building. Any way to get them to do this. I emailed Corp. office with no reply. Hopefully they just are not updating the website and that is not all the trucks they are making. Someone please help.
    Ramfire;

    Although I'm employed by ALF the pics I post are my pics, not ALF's. I go to the site on my own time, not ALF's. I usually go on Sunday afternoon to check the site, and shoot the pics with my own camera, not ALF's. The place where my pics are located is not ALF's, it's a location that's provided to anyone free of charge through Google & Picasa.

    I will bring to the attention of the Marketing Manager your concern on the new deliveries not being posted on the ALF Website.
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    Looks like the project is moving right along. Since you're talking about pics we never had a pic from the factory of our truck and I was wondering if you could get me one. You can pm me or email me thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetJaxFF View Post
    Ramfire;

    Although I'm employed by ALF the pics I post are my pics, not ALF's. I go to the site on my own time, not ALF's. I usually go on Sunday afternoon to check the site, and shoot the pics with my own camera, not ALF's. The place where my pics are located is not ALF's, it's a location that's provided to anyone free of charge through Google & Picasa.

    I will bring to the attention of the Marketing Manager your concern on the new deliveries not being posted on the ALF Website.
    RETJAX.
    I FULLY UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION. THE OFFICIAL ALF SITE IS CONSTANLY UPDATING NEW PHOTO'S OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND THATS GREAT. I JUST WISH THEY WOULD UPDATE NEW DELIVERIES. I ALSO HAVE A TRUCK BEING BUILT, AND PHOTOS WOULD BE GREAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAMFIRE42 View Post
    RETJAX.
    I FULLY UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION. THE OFFICIAL ALF SITE IS CONSTANLY UPDATING NEW PHOTO'S OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND THATS GREAT. I JUST WISH THEY WOULD UPDATE NEW DELIVERIES. I ALSO HAVE A TRUCK BEING BUILT, AND PHOTOS WOULD BE GREAT.
    From what I have seen - American LaFrance tends to put most of their money into Reasearch and Development, and Quality of construction. But I have to agree - their marketing leaves a little to be desired.

    They should enlist the help of Pierce to aid in the marketing campaign...Pierce is a very good marketing company!

    RELEASE THE HOUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

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    Default Updated pics of New ALF Plant

    See link below for some updated pics of the New ALF Plant.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/retjaxff/NewALFPlant
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    Looking Good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetJaxFF View Post
    See link below for some updated pics of the New ALF Plant.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/retjaxff/NewALFPlant
    How's the plant project coming along? Got any updated pics?

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    Default Updated pics 03-04-07

    http://picasaweb.google.com/retjaxff/NewALFPlant

    Corp Office:
    Roof is on
    Second story floor has been poured.
    Started installation of the window frames (on the backside)
    Started installation of the HVAC ducting.
    Brick was pressure washed on the front.


    Plant:
    All the walls are up.
    They've started installing the steel supports and roof trusses. Couldn't get inside to take pics... would have had to walk through the mud, and I had my Sunday go to meeting shoes on )
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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck1 View Post
    How's the plant project coming along? Got any updated pics?
    How's that for timing ? )
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    Thanks Bert.........the place is really coming around.

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    Posted some photos from the ALF Website. It's supposed to rain tomorrow so I'm not sure I'll get out to the site to shoot any of my own.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/retjaxff/NewALFPlant
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    When the new ALF plant opens in the summer of 2007, what type of fire apparatus will they be building at the new factory. Also will the Ephrata,Pa plant and the Hamburg,NY still be in full operation.Will the " Eagle & Metro " chassis be built at S.C ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewJerseyFFII View Post
    When the new ALF plant opens in the summer of 2007, what type of fire apparatus will they be building at the new factory. Also will the Ephrata,Pa plant and the Hamburg,NY still be in full operation.Will the " Eagle & Metro " chassis be built at S.C ?
    The new ALF plant will build the same type apparatus, and chassis that are built today in the Ladson facility. The other ALF facilities will continue on as they do today. The new plant is located in Jedburg, SC.... so I'd have to say yes, the "Eagle & Metro" chassis will be built in SC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetJaxFF View Post
    The new ALF plant will build the same type apparatus, and chassis that are built today in the Ladson facility. The other ALF facilities will continue on as they do today. The new plant is located in Jedburg, SC.... so I'd have to say yes, the "Eagle & Metro" chassis will be built in SC.
    When a fire department buys a American Lafrance Aerial truck, the chassis cab is built in the Ladson,SC facility then driven to the PA plant for installation of the" LTI "ladder then driven back to Ladson for the apparatus body ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewJerseyFFII View Post
    When a fire department buys a American Lafrance Aerial truck, the chassis cab is built in the Ladson,SC facility then driven to the PA plant for installation of the" LTI "ladder then driven back to Ladson for the apparatus body ?
    NJFF,

    The Aerial Factory does there own body installation. I believe the Buffalo NY rigs had the Aerial put on them driven to Hamburg for the bodies to be put on. I was also told that when Becker was still up and running every once and a while a Aerial would be shipped out there for a body to be installed by Becker. However the majority of the bodies are built and mounted in Ephrata.

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    Default Pics I shot 3/18/07

    http://picasaweb.google.com/retjaxff/NewALFPlant

    Added some more pics. Interior walls up, and they are starting to put up the sheetrock. Stairs are in so I was able to get on the 2nd floor. Last report I heard they were 2 weeks ahead of schedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetJaxFF View Post
    ...they were 2 weeks ahead of schedule.
    Now that's a first for ALF!
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    ALF's not doing the building, either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42 View Post
    Now that's a first for ALF!
    Now that's funny......

    Pt. Pleasant hmmm............mmmm Lobster Shanty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurphysFireKC View Post
    Pt. Pleasant hmmm............mmmm Lobster Shanty!
    No, Pt. Pleasant Beach. Was just at Lobster Shanty for another sprinkler flow alarm.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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