CarolinaFireJournal -

01/23/2014 -

Safe Industries to Aquire G&G Metal Fabrication

Safe Industries recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire G&G Metal Fabrication - Fire Equipment Services (FES).

“The addition of FES will allow Safe Industries to better service our current and future customers throughout the Carolinas and into the Southeast,” said Al Willimon, president and CEO of Safe Industries. “We’re excited about the opportunity to incorporate custom fabrication and design work with our current high quality equipment and services for our customers.”

Safe Industries will use FES’s existing manufacturing and service facilities in the Sumter area. The integration of both companies is expected for completion by the end of 2013.

G&G Metal Fabrication, Inc.- Fire Equipment Services division (FES), located in Sumter, S.C., is a custom sheet metal fabrication shop specializing in design and fabrication, servicing, and refurbishing of custom built specialty fire apparatus.

Located in Piedmont, SC, Safe Industries is comprised of its main warehouse and headquarters at 116 Leader Drive, which specializes in fire equipment sales and service, an apparatus sales and service facility, located at 116 Connector Park Court, and an additional warehouse and storefront in LaVergne, Tenn. The staff consists of several current firefighters and several with a fire background. The company is dedicated to providing safe, high quality, but yet affordable equipment to meet the demanding needs of its customer’s professions.


Pierce Announces 2014 Regional Training Schedule and New Mobile Training Unit

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced its 2014 regional training schedule for Pierce dealers and customers. The company is offering a wide range of apparatus maintenance and troubleshooting classes featuring a new mobile training unit at three locations: Appleton, Wisconsin; Palmetto, Florida; and Las Vegas, Nevada. Custom training classes are also available, by special request at individual fire departments across the country.

The Pierce regional training program — now in its 10th year — is featuring, for the first time in 2014, a specially engineered training unit with built-in training tools allowing students more opportunities for hands-on learning.

“The hands-on aspect is always a winner, as our customers’ technicians like to learn with their hands,” said Dan Bailey, Pierce Manufacturing product training manager. “With the new mobile classroom training unit, which includes a Command Zone™ simulator, a PUC™ pump and TAK-4® suspension, they’ll be able to troubleshoot, dismantle, and work on electrical, suspension, and pump components right on the truck.”

Offered classes feature a wide range of topics, including Chassis Electrical, TAK-4 Maintenance, Command Zone II, Side Roll Protection Repair, Aerial Maintenance, Husky™ Foam System and Hercules™ CAFS Maintenance, Air Brake and ABS Troubleshooting, PUC™ Repair and Maintenance, Air Conditioning Maintenance, and a new Advance Aerial Class.

“By taking maintenance classes to regional locations across the country, we make it easier for Pierce dealers and Pierce customers to gain valuable Pierce apparatus training,” added Bailey. “About 600 people attend these training classes each year, and we’ve certified more than 110 dealer technicians in our Pierce Master Training Program. Customers can be assured that Pierce dealer technicians are highly trained to work on Pierce and other apparatus.”

Pierce customers can check updated schedules and register for classes online at:

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