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  • Smeal Acquires Assets of Ladder Maker LTI

    Press Release
    Posted: June 10th, 2014

    Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. announced that it has acquired the assets of LTI, including LTI ladders, platforms and tractor-drawn aerials, Squrt and TeleSqurt boom-ladders and Snorkel articulating aerial platforms.


  • National Joint Powers Alliance Awards Smeal New Contract

    Press Release
    Posted: May 5th, 2014

    National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) is pleased to announce the awarding of Smeal Fire Apparatus, a contract for “Fire Trucks and Fire Apparatus with Related Accessories and Supplies”


  • Industry News 1/14

    Article
    Posted: January 1st, 2014

    GLOBE , DUPONT and the NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL (NVFC) announce three more recipients in the 2013 Globe Gear Giveaway Program. Axtell, NE, Volunteer Fire and Rescue and the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department in Duffield, VA, will each receive four sets of gear and the Lilbourn, MO, Volunteer Fire Department will receive two sets. “We are pleased to announce the third round of gear recipients,” said NVFC Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg. “These departments demonstrated a...


  • Hazmat Studies: Protecting the World's Biggest Railroad Yard

    Article
    Posted: October 1st, 2013

    Bailey Rail Yard in Nebraska, on the west side of North Platte, is the largest railroad classification yard in the world. Named in honor of former Union Pacific Railroad President Edd H. Bailey, the yard covers 2,850 acres with a total length of eight miles, well beyond the borders of North Platte, a community of 24,500 people in western...


  • Delwin Smeal to Retire From Family Apparatus Business

    Press Release
    Posted: August 7th, 2013

    Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. has announced Delwin Smeal, company president, plans to retire effective September 1, 2013. Delwin has worked for the company for 47 years including the past 20 as president of the organization. “Del has given his whole adult life to our company and our customers,” said Rod Cerny, Board Chair. “He has earned the...


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