Anchor-Richey EVS Added as American LaFrance Dealer for Carolinas

CarolinaFireJournal -

02/15/2011 -

SUMMERVILLE, SC – American LaFrance, LLC has signed Anchor- Richey Emergency Vehicle Services (EVS) as its new dealer for coverage in North Carolina and South Carolina.  Located in Taylorsville, NC, Anchor-Richey has over 25 years of experience in the fire and emergency vehicles market. 


As an American LaFrance dealer, Anchor-Richey is authorized to sell new American LaFrance fire products along with providing warranty, service and parts to departments operating American LaFrance equipment.  Anchor-Richey employs 21 workers at its Taylorsville facility, but has sales and service personnel dispersed throughout North and South Carolina. 

“Anchor-Richey is a first class organization that has an impeccable reputation with the departments they service,” says Kevin Hyde, Vice President of American LaFrance’s Fire Division.  “Their facilities are excellent.  The quality of their work is outstanding.  We are anxious to begin and grow this relationship.”

American LaFrance will continue to operate its corporate service center at the Summerville facility to support warranty, parts and service needs for customers in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. 

Anchor-Richey EVS is owned by Bill McCormick and Matthew Richey.  Combined, they have over 50 years of experience in truck maintenance, repair, design, and construction.  To contact Anchor-Richey EVS, call (828) 495-8145.

American LaFrance, LLC is a leading manufacturer of fire, rescue and vocational vehicles.  Through its predecessor entities, the Company is the oldest fire apparatus manufacturer in the United States, dating back to its founding in 1832.  American LaFrance continues to manufacturer the industry’s top lines of fire apparatus including its Eagle custom fire chassis, Liberty series, LTI aerial ladders, and a full line of custom pumper products.  The company is headquartered in Summerville, SC, with additional manufacturing facilities in Ephrata, PA.  The company also operates corporate service centers out of its Summerville and Ephrata locations, along with a company branch in Los Angeles, CA.  American LaFrance is held by Patriarch Partners, LLC, a private equity and investment firm located in New York. 

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