Siddons-Martin Emergency Group continues expansion across a seven-state territory with the acquisition of Emergency Vehicle Specialists.
APPLETON, Wis. (April 6, 2023) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today Pierce dealer, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, has acquired Emergency Vehicle Specialists, continuing its expansion across a seven-state territory to include Arkansas and Tennessee. The acquisition is the second for Siddons-Martin Emergency Group in recent years. As one of the largest emergency vehicle dealerships in North America, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group’s regions served include Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Utah, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Nevada (excluding Clark County, covered by Hughes Fire Equipment Inc.).
“Bob Wharton founded Emergency Vehicle Specialists over 65 years ago, and since then, the company has experienced three generations of exceptional leadership with Bobby Wharton Jr. as past president and Mandy Wharton McCain as current president and CEO,” said Pat Siddons, president of sales, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group. “We recognize the incredible foundation and relationships the team has built over the years and we look forward to our teams joining together to broaden resources and service offerings which will be available to our customers in the months ahead.”
With a shared dedication to integrity, innovation, and unparalleled customer service, the integration of Emergency Vehicle Specialists into Siddons-Martin Emergency Group will enhance the support provided to the communities they serve. The acquisition includes all facilities, dealership and service locations across the territory covered, and 70 employees will be retained as operations continue out of the existing facilities.
As a result of the acquisition, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group will implement several initiatives to expand sales and service support across the combined territories:
- Merging the expertise of Emergency Vehicle Specialists’ sales and service teams with Siddons-Martin’s industry-leading processes and resources
- Providing additional EVT and Pierce Master Technicians to the region served
- Expanding field capabilities with continued expansion over the next 24 months
- Recruiting initiatives to increase the workforce in the area and expand sales and service capabilities
“We’re proud of the diversified service operation we’ve built and look at the transition ahead as a pivotal progression to propel our organization forward alongside one of the most highly regarded and trusted dealerships in the country,” said Mandy Wharton McCain, president and CEO of Emergency Vehicle Specialists. “We are eager to bring Siddons-Martin’s resources and service model to the fire departments we’ve built trusted relationships with over the years.
Building the trust of our customers is at the forefront of everything we do, and we are confident the collaboration with our Siddons-Martin colleagues will only strengthen our support of their critical work.”
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 more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.