Industry News – 10/18/19

Mobile Fleet Lays Roots in Marion, South Carolina

Mobile Fleet, the public safety and automotive product authority for over 20 years, is expanding their wholesale distribution and manufacturing businesses in a 113,000 square foot building at 2215 Wise Chapel Court in Marion, SC.

Wholesale Public Safety, the company’s wholesale distribution arm, has an already large and growing network of dealers, up-fitters, and resellers throughout the United States to which it sells its wide catalog of public safety automotive products and accessories. The new warehouse & distribution center in Marion will expand company operations exponentially, allowing them to better serve their customers with an even larger product assortment, deeper inventory and stocking capacity, and better pricing on many of the items they buy every day.

Rockland Custom Products, Mobile Fleet’s manufacturing brand, has been crafting quality custom storage solutions, command centers, and accessories for the emergency service vehicles of many of the nation’s finest fire and police departments for more than a decade. The new Marion facility will catapult manufacturing abilities and operational efficiency for the company, so customers can expect to see new product lines and higher production from their experienced team over the years to come.

“The team at Mobile Fleet is extremely excited about our new South Carolina facility in Marion,” Robert E. Squicciarini Sr., the president and chief executive officer, said. “Locating this facility in South Carolina will make us much more competitive domestically and internationally, and we hope we will show other companies looking to expand or relocate what great places South Carolina and Marion County are for business.”

Mobile Fleet expects that the new facility will be open and fully operational sometime in the late fall months. For more information, check out the company’s website, as well as their Facebook and Instagram pages for Rockland Custom Products and Wholesale Public Safety.

Kochek’s Strainers, Elbows Test at the Top

Results of latest independent flow tests posted on Kochek website

August 13, 2019–Putnam, CT – Kochek Company, LLC has posted on its website white papers detailing the latest independent flow test results of multiple brands of fire hose, strainers and elbows. Conducted by GBW Associates, LLC and Water Supply Innovations, LLC, test conditions were closely monitored for consistency and elimination of variables. Kochek lightweight suction hose was used as a constant in each testing category. Kochek’s low level, ice, floating, box, and barrel strainers and 90° suction elbows performed at or near the top of all test subjects. Description of each test’s flow speed, motor speed, and vacuum readings as well as official summaries of independent test findings may be found at

Strainers for Every Call

The latest flow testing data support fire professionals’ observations of Kochek’s rugged construction, reliable performance, and versatility in the field. Kochek strainers are compact and constructed of lightweight aluminum yet are durable to withstand harsh weather conditions while delivering maximum water flow. They come in sizes from 1.5” to 6” and are available in NH, Storz Camlock, connection styles.

Kochek produces a full line of top performance water flow products manufactured from high quality materials engineered to exacting specifications. All Kochek products are covered by a five-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

Headquartered in Putnam, CT, Kochek Company, LLC was founded in 1988. A technologically advanced manufacturing company, Kochek is a leading producer of water movement products for fire, water works, and irrigation markets throughout North America and abroad. To achieve its mission to manufacture and deliver the highest quality products at competitive prices, Kochek devotes time and resources to the development of innovative solutions that meet high standards of excellence in engineering, manufacturing, and customer support. More information about Kochek and the company’s entire line of fire equipment may be found at

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