HME Ahrens-Fox Appoints Dinges Fire Company as an Authorized HME Dealer.

July 24, 2023
Dinges Fire Company will represent HME in Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Michigan (Western).

Wyoming, MICH (July 24, 2023) - HME Ahrens-Fox (HME) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dinges Fire Company (DFC) as a new HME dealer covering six states located in the Mid-West. DFC is authorized to sell and service the complete HME portfolio in its assigned territories.

Dinges Fire Company is privately held and located in Amboy, IL. The company has demonstrated consistent growth – particularly over the last eight years. Their success is the result of multiple factors including:

  • Offering a broad assortment of quality brands and products.
  • Building a team with deep knowledge of the fire service and a passion for protecting First Responders.
  • Creation of a scalable business model that’s built around the needs of the customer and anchored by purpose-built systems for customer support, operations and marketing.
  • Building trust with customers by prioritizing transparency.
  • A consistent commitment to support the communities in which they operate.

“HME is committed to expanding its business in the Mid-west and we see the addition of the Dinges Fire Company to the HME dealer network as a large step forward in achieving that goal,” said Gary Troost, President, HME Ahrens-Fox. “The Dinges team is differentiated by their business success and culture. Their ability to maintain standards, customer satisfaction levels and execute on plan and – throughout their many growth cycles – sets them apart.”

Both HME and the DFC share a passion for the fire service. With a workforce that has over 2,000 years of fire service experience, DFC is uniquely qualified to serve as a trusted advisor to fire departments as they evaluate and source new apparatus.

Dinges Fire Company will represent HME in Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Michigan (Western).

“Our team is excited. We see the combination of the HME product and the Dinges customer experience as a very compelling value proposition that will accelerate our apparatus business in multiple geographies,” said Nick Dinges, Chief Executive Officer, Dinges Fire Company.

About HME Ahrens-Fox

HME Ahrens-Fox is a leading specialty vehicle manufacturer. Headquartered in Wyoming, Michigan, the company provides solutions to firefighting and emergency response organizations of all sizes and types throughout North America. HME designs, engineers, manufactures, and supports mission-critical equipment for the fire service which help them protect the diverse communities they serve. As a manufacturer of custom bodies, pump modules and chassis, the company participates in the key elements of the value-chain. HME is privately held by The Atonne Group, LLC which owns and operates a diverse group of companies in heavy truck components, metal fabrication, aircraft re-manufacturing, energy, specialty materials, real estate development and retail.

About Dinges Fire Company

The Dinges Fire Company is the leading distributor of Fire, Rescue and EMS Equipment in the Midwest with over 110+ team members operating in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Our mission is to protect our Nation’s First Responders with high-quality products while providing unmatched customer service after the sale through a staff of highly educated team members supported by great technology.

Dinges Fire Company is a “Firefighter Owned and Operated Family Business” founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Amboy, Illinois.


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