CLINTONVILLE, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United States Department of Defense has awarded FWD Seagrave a $12 million contract to rebuild 92 Crash Fire Rescue vehicles over four years for the United States Marine Corps.
“Providing these Crash Fire Rescue vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps gets us back to our roots working on heavy-duty military vehicles,” Chairman and CEO AJ Neiner said. “Our team is committed to providing superior quality and top-notch service for the Marines and we expect this to be the beginning of a long-term relationship with the U.S. Military.”
The heavy equipment P-19A model, airport Crash Fire Rescue trucks, will be restored to their originally manufactured condition. Each vehicle will be disassembled down to the frame rails, the parts refurbished or replaced and the vehicle will then be reassembled. The P-19A came into service in 1984.
FWD Seagrave has a longstanding tradition of providing heavy-duty vehicles to the U.S. military, dating back to the 19th century when it built tactical trucks for use in the Spanish-American War. The Company built 20,000 tactical trucks for use during World War I; 10,000 tactical trucks for World War II (where FWD was awarded the coveted “E Award” for excellence); cruise missile carriers and transporters for the Korean War; and mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles for use in Afghanistan and Iraq.
About FWD Seagrave
Seagrave, founded by Fredric Seagrave in Detroit, in 1881, is the oldest manufacturer of fire apparatus in the United States. Otto Zachow and William Besserdich founded FWD Corporation in Clintonville, Wisconsin, in 1909. It became a premier manufacturer of severe-duty vehicles and produced America’s first all-wheel drive vehicle. In 1963, FWD and Seagrave merged and consolidated all operations to Clintonville, Wisconsin. FWD Seagrave has a longstanding tradition of excellence providing the safest, longest service life, and most durable heavy-duty vehicles to the U.S. Military and municipal governments.