APPLETON, Wis. (May 20, 2011) – Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced that Emergency Vehicle Specialists Mid-South (EVS Mid-South) has been named the sales and service dealer for both the Pierce and Medtec brands in Tennessee and Arkansas. EVS Mid-South is a division of G & W Diesel. Both organizations are led by President Bobby Wharton.
“Mr. Wharton and G & W Diesel have been part of the Pierce and Medtec dealer family since 2000. Bobby and his team have a tremendous work ethic and have earned an excellent reputation for serving the customer,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “EVS Mid-South brings a great deal of expertise and experience to Tennessee and Arkansas.”
“We have a great foundation to build upon, and Pierce and Medtec customers will experience a seamless transition with the introduction of EVS Mid-South; they will work with the same team and personnel they’ve grown accustomed to,” said Bobby Wharton, president of EVS Mid-South and G & W Diesel. “Our mission is to meet the needs of first responders in the states of Tennessee and Arkansas and to deliver a new level of customer service.”
EVS Mid-South has sales and service locations in Memphis, Tenn. and Conway, Ark. The company features factory trained technicians and comprehensive support capabilities, including over 20 mobile service vehicles.
Visit www.evsmidsouth.com for more information.
About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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