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Category: American LaFrance

American LaFrance – Additional Information

As we here at Emergency Equipment News feel full disclosure is the best policy. Here are the official releases from ALF related to the recent article about Chapter 11 filing. There is also a FAQ that helps to answer many questions.

Here is the press release from ALF:

and Frequently Asked Questions:


American LaFrance Opens Website Registration for their 175th Anniversary Celebration

Information and Registration Available Online at

Ladson, SC (June 25, 2007) – American LaFrance has created an information and registration page for their upcoming 175th Anniversary Celebration which can be accessed at  To honor their 175th anniversary, which will coincide with the company’s new headquarters grand opening, a  two day celebration is planned for Oct. 19th and 20th in Summerville, South Carolina.
American LaFrance’s 175th Anniversary Celebration and Headquarters Grand Opening is promised to be a popular and even historical event featuring activities for everyone including an antique fire truck muster, swap meet, supplier displays, educational seminars on gold leaf application and antique fire truck maintenance and restoration, children’s activities and more.
  American LaFrance owners are encouraged to bring their own antiques and memorabilia to the event.  To register for the event as well as access information on the weekend itinerary, hotels, restaurants, and more visit www.americanlafrance.comAbout American LaFrance:
American LaFrance has built fire and rescue apparatus since 1832. Today, the company manufactures and distributes a comprehensive line of fire and emergency apparatus including chassis, aerials, ambulances, pumpers, rescues, tankers and wildland vehicles.  The company also manufactures a line of vocational vehicles.  For additional information, visit

American LaFrance New Home Site Buzzing with Activity


Ladson, SC (February 9, 2007) – The new home site of American LaFrance’s new headquarters is buzzing with activity; slabs have been poured, and wall panels have been erected.  Staying on their schedule, American LaFrance intends to have machinery moved to the new facility by mid-May and product and employees moved in by June 1st. 

The assembly plant and headquarters, both of which are being constructed by Spartanburg-based Johnson Development Associates, Inc., is located just off of Interstate 26 in Berkeley County.  To better display the progress of the new headquarters to eager employees and American LaFrance supporters, the company attached a 24/7 Web cam to a nearby rooftop.  The Web cam as well as up to date still shots can be accessed at, under News.

When construction is final, the company will boast a 440,000 square foot state-of-the-art, custom fire and vocational products manufacturing and assembly plant, and a beautiful 57,000 square foot headquarters.  The new facility will also include a vehicle test track, a pump test pit and a retail store outfitted with American LaFrance merchandise and memorabilia.  To add to the excitement of a new headquarters, the company is also celebrating their 175th anniversary.  Festivities surrounding the 175th anniversary will coincide with the grand opening celebration of the headquarters this Summer.