Seagrave Celebrates 140th Anniversary

June 25, 2021
Seagrave Fire Apparatus was found by Fredric Seagrave in Detroit in 1881 and will be celebrating the company their workforce this year.

CLINTONVILLE, WI – Seagrave Fire Apparatus, LLC (“Seagrave”) is pleased to announce that it is celebrating its 140th year in business--a benchmark with even greater importance in these unprecedented times.

Seagrave has remained in continued operation throughout many challenges over its loaded history, including two world wars, the 1929 Depression, many economic crises and uncountable technological shifts. The COVID-19 pandemic was the latest one that Seagrave has overcome with the support of the employees, the community, and the continued confidence of trusted customers.

“Seagrave owes its lengthy business life and success to an unbendable adherence to our core values of Safety, Longevity and Reliability in our products and in our business dealings. Our motto of Lifetime Values – Customers for Life is what we live by every day. “These values carried us for the last 140 years and will certainly support our future growth with loyal customers and new ones,” stated Ulisses Parmeziani, President and Chief Executive Officer, in a communication to customers, partners and employees.

“Through the tough times that we are experiencing currently, it is even more important to recognize how far Seagrave has come and how much growth is ahead of us,” Parmeziani said.

Seagrave is working on ways to recognize its 140th year in business, celebrating its history, its workforce, customers, and partners in a long and successful journey.

“Seagrave will bring this special milestone to the forefront of our activities in many ways,” continued Parmeziani, “As we celebrate our past, rooted in the innovation driven by our founders, we keep an eye on the future as we return to bring innovation to firefighting by achieving a new patent award on our newest product - the HydroForce®,” concluded Parmeziani.

Seagrave designs, engineers, and builds its own aerial apparatus and custom chassis in a variety of models to meet the demands of diverse firefighting needs. Products include Custom Pumpers, Tankers, Rescues, Hazmat, Rear-Mount Aerials, Tractor-Drawn Aerials, Rear- and Mid-Mount Platforms, Articulating Water Towers, as well as Commercial Wildland and Brush Trucks.

Seagrave also has a significant refurbishment business, including the capability to re-chassis and rebuild aerial units restoring them to fully operational compliance.

About Seagrave

Seagrave, founded by Fredric Seagrave in Detroit in 1881, is the oldest manufacturer of fire apparatus in the United States and is a premier manufacturer of severe-duty vehicles with a longstanding tradition of excellence. For more information, visit

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