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    Default Battalion Three Out of business?

    Hearing rumors that Battalion Three is no longer a Rosenbaur dealer, nor a Scott dealer. Anyone confirm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Hearing rumors that Battalion Three is no longer a Rosenbaur dealer, nor a Scott dealer. Anyone confirm?
    The story that I have heard is that Battalion 3 sold/joined into a larger "group" of fire equipment suppliers, and as a result, their operation was being phased out. Not sure if the loss of Rosenbauer was prior to that process or what. A trusted source tells me that they lost Rosenbauer, Scott and Janesville. If you check Rosenbauer's site, you can see the former Batt 3 territory is now factory direct. Some of what I've heard is sketchy enough I won't elaborate on it here unless I have better info.

    I got to know many of the folks at Battalion 3 when I sold Rosenbauer, and there were some pretty decent folks there. Hope everyone comes out of this okay.
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    Can anyone confirm this? Who would get Scott if Batt3 doesnt?

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    Dunno if it means anything but their online store is down as well as the photo gallery.

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    They went belly up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurphysFireKC View Post
    They went belly up.
    Come on Murphy, belly up is so negative.

    They did merge with some other companies and were "phased out". As far as loosing the Rosenbauer, Scott and Lion lines that all happened within a week or two of being "phased out".

    It would not surpise me if within the next week or two that another company came to the St. Louis area with Rosenbauer, Scott and Lion along with some faces that Batt 3 customers have seen before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batt403 View Post
    Come on Murphy, belly up is so negative.

    They did merge with some other companies and were "phased out". As far as loosing the Rosenbauer, Scott and Lion lines that all happened within a week or two of being "phased out".

    It would not surpise me if within the next week or two that another company came to the St. Louis area with Rosenbauer, Scott and Lion along with some faces that Batt 3 customers have seen before.

    I'll second that.

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    There is a new fire equipment supplier in Arnold as of yesterday afternoon, Franco Fire.
    Got a call from one of there sales rep's this morning (he used to work for Batt 3).

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    Franco appears to be as stated, the employees of Battalion three restarting the company. No manufactures listed on their web page, etc, but the same last names of some of their people as listed for the officers of Battalion three Inc.

    Pretty much just a way to keep employed, but under another name.

    As long as they don't use the assets of Battalion Three to start the new business (without a legal transfer before Battalion Three had troubles) then
    its probably perfectly legal. It does not appear to be any kind of merger transaction.

    It is kind of interesting - on their web page it states "hold on tight, things just got interesting in Missouri and Illinois"

    We were strongly looking at buying an engine from them last year - but the concerns about delivery time (Seems to be a rosenbaur problem, not a local dealer problem) and the distance for service pushed us to go with Jons in Springfield. Been happy ever since.

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    Default New Rosenbauer Dealer ??

    Rosenbauer America (MO)
    2033 Southway Dr
    Arnold, MO 63010
    636-464-5580
    brian@francofire.com

    Interesting information: Rosenbauer America factory direct but via Franco Fire

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    According to Robby Phillips of Bush & Assoc., Battalion 3, due to legal issues, has reformed under the new name (above). My understanding is that they are still rep'ing most, if not all, of the product lines they had previously.
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    My understanding, from talking with Robby Phillips from Bush & Assoc., is that the main parties involved, due to some legal issues, have reformed under the new name. From what I've been told, they are rep'ing most, if not all, of the product lines Battalion 3 had previously.
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