Pierce names MacQueen Emergency Group its new dealer in Minnesota, Nebraska and the Dakotas
Leading Minnesota-based municipal equipment dealer joins the Pierce family.
APPLETON, Wis. — Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation Company (NYSE:OSK) announced today that MacQueen Emergency Group, a subsidiary of MacQueen Equipment Group of St. Paul, Minn., is the new Pierce dealer for the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Established in 1961, MacQueen – a well-known name across the Upper Midwest – represents several leading heavy-equipment brands including Pierce's sister company, Oshkosh Airport Products.
"Pierce's roster of fire and emergency dealers is the finest in the nation, and we're very excited to announce the addition of MacQueen Emergency Group to this select group," said Matt McLeish, Pierce Manufacturing vice president of sales and marketing. "MacQueen is a first-rate organization with a proven track record that spans more than half a century as well as deep roots within Oshkosh Corporation. MacQueen epitomizes the values of stability, professionalism and commitment to customer service. Pierce customers are well served by this move."
The extensive footprint of MacQueen Emergency Group features a brand new 43,000 square foot company headquarters on St. Paul's east side that offers a training center and 14 service bays. The company will also serve Pierce customers from the 12,000 square foot Apple Valley, Minnesota facilities previously used by the local Pierce service team (Red Power Diesel). Additionally, the company operates a full-service facility in Lincoln, Nebraska as well as a fleet of mobile service teams to blanket the territory.
"All of us at MacQueen are really excited and, for me personally, becoming a Pierce dealer is a career highlight. We look forward to meeting with and getting to know Pierce customers across our territory, and bringing to them a new level of service and support," said Dan Gage, MacQueen Emergency Group co-owner and vice president of sales, who will lead the new fire and emergency team. "We will hit the ground running from day one with 15 new employees, including the Minnesota-based service group at Red Power Diesel, led by Dave Schneider."
About MacQueen Equipment Group
Founded in 1961, the MacQueen Equipment Group provides sales, product maintenance, service, and training solutions that deliver maximum uptime for customers representing a wide range of heavy equipment industries. MacQueen Equipment is expanding and moving to a new location in St. Paul, MN in fall 2016. The new facilities will serve as the headquarters office location, and will include parts and service departments, a comprehensive training center, and 14 service bays.
About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, including custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, 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. Pierce markets its products through the industry's largest and most comprehensive dealer and service network. The company enjoys a nationwide web of dealerships with over 600 certified and factory trained Service Brigade technicians and over 50 service centers. Visit www.piercemfg.com to learn more about Pierce.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse collection businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.