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Commercial emergency equipment co. relocates Edmonton, Alberta service center to expansive new facility


           The new service center increases accessibility and service capacity for customers throughout central and                                                                northern Alberta, Canada.


APPLETON, WI., – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced its Canada-based dealer, Commercial Emergency Equipment Co., has relocated and expanded its Edmonton, Alberta operations to a new service center in Sherwood Park, located near the interchange of Anthony Henday Drive and Sherwood Park Freeway east of the city of Edmonton. With nearly 50,000 square-feet, the new facility is double the size of the previous building and well situated in an area offering convenient access to customers throughout central and northern Alberta.


“The new service center substantially increases our accessibility, service capacity, and parts availability,

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allowing us to reduce downtime for our customers by getting apparatus back into service faster,” said Morgan MacKay, general manager of Commercial Emergency Equipment “We are very appreciative of Pierce’s support as we’ve grown our business, and excited to continue providing the best products and service to our customers throughout Canada.”


Similar to Pierce Manufacturing’s inspection floor in Appleton, Wisconsin, the new facility includes a “Blue Floor” delivery bay for customers to inspect new fire apparatus. In conjunction with Commercial Emergency Equipment’s new service center offerings, a second mobile service unit will be instituted, further increasing the ability to rapidly respond to customer needs.


Key features of Commercial Emergency Equipment’s new service center include:

  •  50,000 square-foot facility on 5.5 acres, with significant yard space for storage and future expansion
  • 19 total service bays with dedicated emergency service areas
  • 10,000 square-foot parts and tool warehouse
  •  (3) 5-ton overhead cranes
  •  Expansive showroom with reception, parts, and service desks, customer waiting area, and the capability to display aerial apparatus
  • Large meeting and training room


The new facility will also service Oshkosh Airport Products’ Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) trucks, with maintenance on an Oshkosh Striker® 8x8 already executed in one of the facility’s completed bays.


MacKay added, “With a larger footprint, we look forward to increasing our support of the Edmonton community through initiatives like the Edmonton Public Schools’ Registered Apprentice Program (RAP), which helps high school students get apprenticeship experience in various trades. We are excited to welcome registered apprentices this fall once the new service center is fully open.”


For more information about Pierce Manufacturing and the new Commercial Emergency Equipment service center in Edmonton, Alberta, visit www.piercemfg.com.

Photo caption: Commercial Emergency Equipment opened an expansive new service center east of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada.


About Pierce Manufacturing

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, mini pumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.


About Oshkosh Corporation
At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For moreinformation, visit oshkoshcorp.com.


About Commercial Emergency Equipment Co..
Commercial Emergency Equipment, a part of the Commercial Group of Companies, is Canada’s expert supplier of emergency equipment. Commercial is the authorized dealer for Pierce, Oshkosh Airport Products, BME Fire Trucks, and MaxiMetal apparatus from Ontario to BC including all Canadian Territories. With a 75-year history, 300+ employees across Canada in six main branches, and 220,000+ sq. ft. of combined production and service space, Commercial has an unmatched parts, service, training, testing, and support network for emergency apparatus. Commercial provides its customers access to industry-leading service and support including mobile EVT’s, pump testing, annual inspections and maintenance, a significant stock of on-the-shelf parts, 24/7 emergency service and more. For more information, visit www.comemerg.ca.

 

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