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Spartan ERV Increases Latin America Footprint with Delivery of 12 Units to Chile, SA
April 09, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, April 9, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced today that it has completed delivery of 12 units, including a 136-foot TelStar, to Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion (Arauco) in Santiago, Chile. The announcement was made in conjunction with FEREXPO S.A. the authorized Spartan ERV dealer in Chile prior to the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis.
Spartan ERV Receives Additional 14 Unit Order for Peru
April 09, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, April 9, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), stated that it has received an additional 14 unit order from Cuerpo General de Bomberos Voluntarios del Peru (the General Body of the Peruvian Volunteer Fire Department) in Lima, Peru, as an addenda to a 56 unit order secured in October, 2013. The 70 units is the largest fire apparatus order in Spartan Motors’ corporate history, and further validates the viability of the company’s Strategic Plan. Production for the 70 units has commenced, with a planned completion date of later this calendar year.
Spartan ERV Secures Five-Year Contract with Riverside County, Calif.
April 09, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, April 9, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced prior to the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis that the Riverside County (Calif.) Fire Department has awarded Spartan ERV, and its authorized dealer Emergency Vehicle Group, Inc. (EVG), an order for 14 custom fire apparatus. The 14 units mark the first in a recently signed five-year contract between Spartan ERV, EVG and Riverside County, California.
Spartan ERV Unveils Concept Emergency Response Platform on Demand (ER POD)
April 09, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, April 9, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles) (“Spartan”), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), will present an Emergency Response Platform on Demand (ER POD) concept unit that will redefine versatility and functionality while serving your community. A product of Spartan-Gimaex Innovations, LLC, the Company’s joint venture with French apparatus manufacturer Gimaex, ER POD equips you for the unknowns in a dire time of need.
Spartan ERV to Honor Those ‘Forged by Fire’
February 21, 2014

BRANDON, S.D., February 21, 2014 – Recently launched in 2014, Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), debuted its “Forged by Fire” marketing campaign to celebrate the firefighter and the many untold stories from the front line. Known throughout the industry for its commitment to firefighters, Spartan ERV is honoring those individuals that have influenced their communities.

Spartan ERV Secures Award for 56 Units in Peru
October 31, 2013

BRANDON, S.D., October 31, 2013 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced the award of 56 emergency response apparatus from Cuerpo General de Bomberos Voluntarios del Peru (the General Body of the Peruvian Volunteer Fire Department) in Lima, Peru. This award illustrates Spartan ERV’s growth in the Latin American region and is the largest international order in the history of Spartan ERV. Production for the order will begin immediately, with a scheduled completion date within the next year.

Spartan ERV Redefines Price-Performance Equation with MPA 65'
August 16, 2013
Spartan ERV, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced today the availability of its MPA (Multi-Function Pumper / Aerial) 65’, a new emergency-response apparatus that redefines the price/performance equation for best value. The MPA 65’ is the first of its kind to meet the diverse requirements of the Fire Chief, the Fleet Manager AND the Finance Manager. The MPA 65’ will be featured at Fire Rescue International (FRI) 2013, August 16 – 17, in Chicago (Booth # 3624).
Andrea Roth, Star of ‘Rescue Me,’ to Make FDIC Appearances on Behalf of Spartan Motors
April 25, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 25, 2013) – Andrea Roth, best known as the estranged ex-wife of Denis Leary’s firefighter character on “Rescue Me,” will be appearing today and Friday in two Spartan booths at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

Spartan ERV Announces Breakthrough Pumper Aerial at FDIC
April 25, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 25, 2013) – Spartan ERV, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), will showcase its new multi-function pumper aerial – the MPA 65’ that comes from the Spartan/Gimaex joint venture – at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind. Featured at Spartan ERV booth 2423, the MPA 65’ at $350,000 to $425,000 is a price and performance breakthrough, offering a combination of technologies that will redefine emergency response, according to Dennis Schneider, President, Spartan ER.
Spartan ERV Names Diego Salazar Director of Latin America Sales
March 14, 2013

BRANDON, S.D., March 14, 2013 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced today the addition of Diego Salazar as its Director of Latin American Sales. Mr. Salazar comes to Spartan ERV with nearly 20 years of international business experience, with a career that boasts time in Brazil, England, Chile and the United States.

Spartan ERV Concludes Annual Sales Training Conference
February 07, 2013

MIAMI, Feb. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), hosted its annual Sales Training Conference Sunday-Wednesday, Feb. 3-6. The annual Sales Training Conference is a critical component in the training of Spartan ERV's dealers and sales managers. The attendees discuss current innovations as well as learn about other planned product introductions in various training classes. Spartan ERV recognized 10 dealers during the event in Miami, Fla., as well as celebrated the success from 2012.

Spartan ERV Names 2012 Dealer of the Year
February 06, 2013

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 6, 2013 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced Ferexpo S.A. as its 2012 Dealer of the Year during the annual awards banquet at the Spartan ERV Sales Training Conference in Miami, Fla. In 2012, Ferexpo S.A. sold 45 custom and commercial fire apparatus in South America.

Spartan ERV Names 2012 Salesman of the Year
February 06, 2013

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 6, 2013 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced during its annual awards banquet that Pino Natale of Dependable Emergency Vehicles in Ontario, Canada has been named its 2012 Salesman of the Year recipient. Natale was responsible for 42 units sold in the 2012 calendar year.

Spartan ERV Announces New Distribution in Oregon, Washington, Alaska; and Alberta and British Columbia, Canada
January 31, 2013

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) announced today the addition of Vimar Equipment, Ltd (Vimar), a new dealer in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.

Spartan ERV Announces New Dealer in North Carolina
November 20, 2012

BRANDON, SOUTH DAKOTA – November 20, 2012 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) today announced the addition of First Choice Fire and Safety headquartered in Hillsboro, North Carolina. Established fourteen years ago by Mike Bordeaux, the company has maintained a singular focus on service after the sale which has resulted in
excellent customer satisfaction levels.

Spartan ERV Announces New Distribution in South Carolina
November 20, 2012

BRANDON, SOUTH DAKOTA – November 20, 2012 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) announced today the addition of a new dealer in North America. Located in Sumter, SC, G & G Metal Fabrication, Inc. – Fire Equipment Services (FES) has served as a fixture in the South Carolina fire industry. Entering its 28th year of continuous operation, G & G/FES has built a sizable business by combining expert knowledge of fire operations and the equipment needs of the firefighter with an extensive capabilities-set including local body/apparatus development, up-fit, mobile service, testing and maintenance.

Spartan ERV Announces New Distribution in Tennessee
November 20, 2012

BRANDON, SOUTH DAKOTA – November 20, 2012 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) today announced Utility Equipment Service (UES) in Spring Hill, Tennessee as the latest in a string of diverse, high performance dealers recently signed to represent Spartan ERV. Servicing primarily telecommunications and utility customers over the last 33 years, UES brings additional competencies to the Spartan ERV dealer network.

Spartan ERV Forms Joint Venture with Gimaex to Accelerate Global Growth and Speed-To-Market
November 12, 2012

CHARLOTTE, MICH – November 12, 2012 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) and Gimaex today announced the formation of a formal Joint Venture (“JV”) to be organized under a new Limited Liability Company incorporated in  Delaware. The JV exists to combine the complementary skills, resources and capabilities of Gimaex and Spartan ERV on agreed projects to develop, manufacture and distribute innovative products to Fire Service markets in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.

Spartan ERV Secures Award for 12 Units in Chile, SA
October 29, 2012

Santiago, Chile – October 29, 2012 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced the award of 12 emergency response apparatus from Arauco, Chile. The announcement was made in conjunction with FEREXPO S.A. the authorized Spartan ERV dealer in Chile.

Spartan ERV Secures Large Contract for Units Equipped With New Advanced Protection System
October 29, 2012

Brandon, South Dakota – October 29, 2012 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced today that the City of Toronto Fire Services (TFS) has awarded Spartan ERV, and their authorized dealer Dependable Emergency Vehicles, an order for 12 custom fire apparatus.

Appointment of Joe Volk as General Manager for Spartan ERV – Brandon, SD
July 12, 2012

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Volk to the position of General Manager for Spartan ERV – Brandon, SD, beginning on July 13, 2012. Joe brings an exceptional business management skill set to his new role with Spartan ERV, where he will be responsible for leading the Brandon campus.

FDIC Product Summary Videos
April 24, 2012

Spartan ERV and Spartan Chassis have accelerated technology and new product development. The global relationships we have established with companies like Gimaex and Renault are a strong complement to our organic capabilities.

Colden Enterprises is the Most Recent Dealer to Join Spartan ERV Dealer Network
April 19, 2012

Spartan ERV, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors (Nasdaq:SPAR), today announced that Colden Enterprises, which sells, repairs and refurbishes fire apparatus in western New York, has become the most recent dealer to join Spartan ERV.

Spartan ERV Debuts Next-Generation 4 x 4 Wildland Concept Truck at FDIC
April 19, 2012

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), presented a next-generation Type 3 concept truck that will redefine off-road capability, safety, maneuverability and performance levels. Known as the Spartan 4 x 4 Wildland, the truck incorporates proven and market-leading global technologies, which have been integrated with Spartan's North American market expertise to push the performance envelope well beyond anything available today, said Dennis Schneider, Spartan Emergency Response president.

Spartan ERV Unveils Telstar: A Revolutionary, All-Calls, Articulated Aerial
April 19, 2012

Spartan Telstar Brings Array of Market-Changing Features to the North American Market, Including a 138-Foot Telescopic and Articulated Aerial Platform and All-Call Compartmentation Developed in Conjunction With French Manufacturer Gimaex.

Spartan Motors Highlights Company's Process Innovation and New Approach to Bringing Products to Market
April 17, 2012

Tradeshow attendees who visit the Spartan Motors booths (2423 and 2403) at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) will notice the Charlotte, Mich.-based company is pushing process innovation across the company.

Spartan Motors Names Dennis Schneider President of Company's ER Business
April 10, 2012

Dennis Schneider, a longtime manufacturing, operations and logistics executive with experience in the U.S. and abroad, has been named president of Spartan Motors’ Emergency Response business.

Spartan Motors Redefines Global Leadership in Emergency Response
April 10, 2012

Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) today announced the major building blocks of a global emergency response (ER)strategy that will serve as the foundation for Spartan’s continued growth in the North American and global marketplace.

Crimson Fire Strengthens Distribution Network in Southeast U.S.
September 14, 2011

Crimson Fire today announced that Environmental Products has joined its distribution network as a dealer. The company will provide sales, service and parts for Crimson Fire Star, Legend and Classic Series fire apparatus in Georgia and Florida.

 

Crimson Fire Displays Full Product Portfolio at FDIC
March 30, 2011

Crimson Fire displayed a full product portfolio at the 2011 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

 

 

2011 Sales & Training Conference
March 27, 2011

Crimson Fire recently held its annual Sales & Training Conference at the Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD. Taking place on March 14-15, 2011, the conference comprised of two days of presentations and discussions on new and existing product lines and what lies ahead for the future.

Crimson Fire Expands Product Portfolio with the Introduction of the New Classic Series™
March 24, 2011

Crimson Fire introduces the Classic Series at the Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC).

Crimson Fire to Supply Fire Apparatus to Bomberos de Chile
March 11, 2011

Crimson Fire, Inc., a Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) company, has been awarded a multiple-year, international contract to build and deliver custom, high-performance fire apparatus for use by multiple fire departments throughout the country of Chile. The order marks the Brandon, S.D.-based manufacturer’s entry into the South American Emergency Response market.

Crimson Fire Aerial Facility Relocates to Meet Growing Demand
September 15, 2010

New facility to provide approximately 62,000 sq ft of manufacturing, refurbishment, service, and office space for the growing demand of the aerial division.

 

Crimson Fire Displays Custom Units at FRI
August 31, 2010

Crimson Fire Displays 5 Custom Units at FRI2010 08 31Crimson Fire, Inc. displayed 5 custom designed and built apparatus at the 2010 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire Rescue International Exhibit Hall in Chicago, IL, August 27 28, 2010.

Jim Salmi Receives 2010 Technical Committee Chariman's Award
June 28, 2010

Jim Salmi, President Crimson Fire Aerials, was awarded FAMA's Technical Committee Chairman's Award during the Technical Committee Meeting on April 23, 2010 in Indianapolis during the FDIC show.

Transformer®: A New Pumper That Meets Department Needs for Firefighting and Emergency Response
April 22, 2010

Crimson Fire, Inc. is introducing a new pumper designed to meet fire departments’ dual needs to respond to emergencies and fight fires at the fire-rescue industry’s biggest trade show, which begins today.

Crimson Fire Displays New Vehicles, Innovations at Emergency-Rescue Industry’s Largest Trade Show
April 22, 2010

Crimson Fire, Inc. will display new vehicles and product innovations at the fire-rescue industry’s biggest trade show, which begins today.

Crimson Fire Introduces Redesigned First Response All Calls™ Vehicle
April 22, 2010

Crimson Fire, Inc. will unveil today a production-ready version of its new First Response All Calls™ vehicle, a unique, multi-purpose vehicle that gives departments broad fire-fighting, emergency-response and command capabilities.

Chicago, IL puts 9 more Crimson Fire Pumpers into Service
March 31, 2010

Chicago, IL puts 9 more Crimson Fire Pumpers into Service2010 03 31Brandon, S.D., March 31, 2010 – Crimson Fire, Inc. has begun delivering pumpers to the city of Chicago as part of a three year contract. The Brandon, S.D. based

Chicago, IL Signs Aerial Contract with Crimson Fire
March 31, 2010

Chicago, IL Sign Aerial Contract with Crimson FireThree Year Contract for Aerials2010 03 31Brandon, S.D., March 31, 2010 – Crimson Fire, Inc. has signed a three year contract with the city of Chicago to build more than 30 custom aerial

Crimson Fire Expands Dealer Relationship with EMC
December 11, 2009

Based on its success in Arizona, EMC will now sell and service Crimson’s full line of custom fire trucks, aerials and rescue vehicles in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. 

Crimson Fire Completes Montgomery County Order
July 23, 2009

Crimson Fire would like to thank Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service for their partnership and recently completed 39 unit order that will allow the organization to replace a significant portion of the fleet that serves the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Read More >

Crimson Fire Welcomes EMC as New Dealer
July 08, 2009

Crimson Fire, Inc. has welcomed EMC as a new dealer in its growing Southwestern region. EMC has nearly two decades of experience in the fire services and emergency-rescue market, as well as expertise working with hospitals, railroad companies, federal agencies and others to provide industry-focused equipment. Read More >

Hi-Tech E.V.S., Inc. Joins Crimson Fire as a New Dealer
July 08, 2009

Hi-Tech E.V.S., Inc. has joined Crimson Fire as a new dealer. The company was founded in 1987 and has grown to be a respected regional manufacturer and service center for custom emergency-rescue vehicles. “Hi-Tech enjoys an excellent reputation for both sales and service.  We are very pleased that they have joined the Crimson team.”  Read More >

Ohio CAT Adds Fire Apparatus, Joins Crimson Fire as New Dealer
July 08, 2009

Ohio CAT, one of the largest distributor of construction equipment, power systems and agricultural equipment in the state of Ohio, has added fire apparatus to its heavy equipment lineup by joining Crimson Fire, Inc. as a new dealer. Read More >

Crimson Fire Consolidates Body Styles into New Star Series
April 23, 2009

Crimson Fire is unveiling a new body style for its custom fire trucks and aerials today at the fire rescue industry’s biggest trade show. The product line utilizes a single method of body construction, which enables Crimson to streamline the production process and provide premier product features at a competitive price.  Read More >

Crimson Fire Introduces Legend™ Series
April 23, 2009

Crimson Fire is introducing the Legend™ Series, a new line of fire trucks, at the fire-rescue industry’s biggest trade show, which begins today. The product line features a new body style and a modular design, allowing fire departments to choose from nine configurations to create a custom solution that meets their needs.  Read More >

2010 Sales & Training Conference
March 18, 2009

The 2010 Sales & Training Conference wrapped up yesterday with our awards banquet to thank each dealership for a great 2009!  Read More >

 

Crimson Fire Add Campbell Supply Co., LLC to its Dealer Network
February 09, 2009

Crimson Fire Adds Campbell Supply Co., LLC to its Dealer Network. ampbell Supply, which was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Edison, N.J., is a second-generation family-owned dealership that sells, services and provides parts for fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency-rescue vehicles.  Read More >

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