Seagrave Strengthens Sales and Service in California

Feb. 19, 2016
FWD Seagrave has expanded sales and service in the state of California to strengthen response capability for past, current and future customers.

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. - FWD Seagrave has expanded sales and service in the state of California to strengthen response capability for past, current and future customers.

Charlie Zuercher has joined Seagrave and will be linked with the California-based sales team of Jim Demattei and Adrian Anderson. This team has a combined experience of more than 100 years in fire service operations and fire apparatus sales, with particular expertise in the California market. This, coupled with the robust Seagrave service centers of Fire Apparatus Solutions, SoCal Fleet, West Coast Frame, and West-Mark, encompasses the entire state of California. Customers can be confident that a qualified Seagrave representative is close by to serve their needs during and after the sale.

“Seagrave is committed to making it possible for fire departments to serve their communities with the safest and highest quality equipment available,” said Seagrave Chairman & CEO AJ Neiner.

FWD Seagrave designs, engineers and builds its own aerial apparatus and custom chassis in a variety of models to meet the significant demands of a diverse customer base. Products include: custom chassis, pumpers, tankers, rescues, hazmat, aerials, tractor-drawn aerials, platforms, Aerialscopes, and commercial wildland and brush trucks.

Belmont, Calif., Fire Protection District’s new 1,500 GPM Pumper (that was on display in February at Firehouse World 2016) is an example of FWD Seagrave’s best-selling Marauder II.
Seagrave also has a significant refurbishment business including the capability to re-chassis and rebuild aerial units, restoring them, operationally, to better than original. Hayward Fire Department in California recently took delivery of a refurbished Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle for use in responding to Hayward Executive Airport (HWD), a key airport for San Francisco Bay area business and events.

“Seagrave quality provides a high lifetime value,” concluded Neiner. “Safety, durability and longevity translate to low maintenance costs and a low cost of ownership over the lifetime of a Seagrave fire truck that can last 20+ years, and this has been proven in the most demanding fire departments in the Nation.”

About FWD Seagrave
Seagrave, founded by Fredric Seagrave in Detroit in 1881, is the oldest manufacturer of fire apparatus in the United States. Otto Zachow and William Besserdich founded FWD Corporation in Clintonville, Wisconsin, in 1909. It became a premier manufacturer of severe-duty vehicles and produced America’s first all-wheel drive vehicle. In 1963, FWD and Seagrave merged and consolidated all operations to Clintonville, Wisconsin. FWD Seagrave has a longstanding tradition of excellence providing the safest, longest service life, and most durable heavy-duty vehicles to the U.S. Military and municipal governments.

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