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Pierce Manufacturing Expands Appleton-Neehah, Wisconsin, Production Facilities

Fire truck and firefighting equipment manufacturer Pierce Manufacturing started construction on a 90,000 square foot expansion at the company’s 360,000 square foot main facility located in Appleton, Wisconsin. The project is expected to create more than 200 jobs.

An additional 60,000 square feet of production space will also be added to Pierce’s Neenah, Wisconsin facility, company officials said. Operations are planned for Fall 2022.

“As Pierce continues to develop innovative fire apparatus and technology, demand for our products has grown throughout the fire service community worldwide,” said Mike Kephart, vice president of operations for Pierce Manufacturing.

Product demand has been the main driver for the need to increase space to produce fire trucks. The facility expansion will provide additional space for product assembly, material storage and testing of finished products, officials said.

“Pierce Manufacturing is a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company. Pierce’s experienced and dedicated workforce of more than 3,000 team members stand by the motto ‘Work That Matters’,” said Stephen Kohler, director of human resources for Pierce Manufacturing. “Our team members average over 12 years of experience, a quarter of the workforce has 20 or more years of experience, and we are known for offering competitive wages, benefits, and a culture committed to serving the brave men and women of the fire service. If you have a mechanical aptitude and are willing to learn, we are willing to train and invest in you.”

Pierce produces pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, mini-pumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. The company employs more than 3,000 workers.

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