"We're proud that [Ted Lynds]'s project has been recognized by NIPHLE and feel that it truly showcases the high caliber of talent in our Engineering Department," said Lyndon Faulkner, Pelican Products president and CEO. "It also reinforces Pelican Products' commitment to providing quality products and services that add value to our customers."
INDUSTRY NEWS >>> KME FIRE APPARATUS has been awarded Gladiator chassis, Hale Qtwo 1,500- PIERCE MANUFACTURING has a contract for eight 4,000-gallon water gpm pump, 500-gallon water tank and received an order from the San tankers to be used at U.S. Air Force Federal Signal LED lighting. Antonio, TX, Fire Department for bases in the U.S. and Europe. The seven Pierce Quantum chassis- contract was awarded by Defense Sup- TOUGHBOOK DEPOT has introduced the based vehicles. The order includes ply Center, Philadelphia. Deliveries will “Toughbook Depot Tough Test,” in three aerials, three pumpers and begin in early 2011. The tankers will be which field professionals throw base- one heavy rescue. built on International WorkStar chas- balls as hard as they can to try and “The Quantum chassis contin- sis and include a 1,250-gpm pump, knock out Toughbook Depot’s refur- ues to set the industry standard for 4,000-gallon wetside polypropylene bished Panasonic Toughbook laptops. overall ergonomics, roomy interior water tank and air-actuated dumps at Catch the collisions at www.tough- and excellent visibility. It’s a truly both the sides and rear. bookdepot.com/fhe and receive a free versatile custom platform as dem- “KME is proud to be selected by anti-stress baseball just for viewing the onstrated by this purchase of seven the Air Force for this tanker order. We test. The test was developed to show Quantum vehicles in a wide range take great pride in being able to sup- that there’s no risk involved when buy- of configurations” said Wilson port the men and women who serve our ing its factory-authorized refurbs. The Jones, Oshkosh Corp. executive nation,” said Phil Gerace, director of authorized refurbs go through exten- vice president and president, Fire sales and marketing. “These tankers are sive testing in which every unit must & Emergency. “We’re extremely built to perform and provide tremendous meet full factory standards. pleased that Pierce fire apparatus value to the fire departments.” will continue serving the San Anto- W.S. DARLEY & CO. recently delivered nio Fire Department for many years PELICAN PRODUCTS’ Project Engineer four Wildland Attack/Structural Pro- to come.” Ted Lynds has won the National Insti- tection (WASP) pumpers to the Orcas San Antonio Fire Chief Charles tute of Packaging, Handling & Logistics Island, WA, Fire and Rescue Depart- N. Hood said, “Safety for our uni- Engineers (NIPHLE) Long-Life Package ment. The units were mounted on Ford formed personnel is of the greatest award. The winning entry, a project Peli- F550 chassis and feature PolyBilt’s importance. The Side Roll Protec- can Products is developing for the U.S. PolyPak Series bodies, Darley PSMC tion system, electronic stability Navy, claimed victory in the Shipping 1250 AutoCAFS foam systems and control and visibility provided by and Storage Container for Optical Path PolyBilt integrated 300/25 water-foam the large windshield area are some Components category. co-polymer tanks. of the best features of the Quantum “We’re proud that Ted’s project chassis. The additional cab space has been recognized by NIPHLE and INFINITY GEAR, previously a division of and layout permit our firefighters to feel that it truly showcases the high Infinity Global Technology, has been comfortably reach equipment within caliber of talent in our Engineering acquired by new owners. the cab while remaining in seat- Department,” said Lyndon Faulkner, “The prior ownership became belted positions during emergency Pelican Products president and CEO. overwhelmed when they tried to be response. All these features com- “It also reinforces Pelican Products’ everything for everybody,” said Victoria bined assist us in providing our uni- commitment to providing quality prod- Westphal, chief operations officer for formed personnel with a roundtrip ucts and services that add value to Infinity Gear. “This really hurt delivery ticket home at the end of a shift.” our customers.” times, consistent quality, distribution The three pumpers all feature a and the end-user relationships. The new top-mount-pump-panel configura- CRIMSON FIRE has delivered nine cus- owners are focusing on manufacturing tion, as well as Pierce’s Husky foam tom pumpers to the City of Chicago, IL, and delivery, letting the sales force sell system and Hercules compressed as part of a three-year contract. Crim- the products.” air foam (CAF) system. “Two of son also recently signed a three-year To focus on supply and quality, the engines have been specifically contract with Chicago to provide more products will be available only through designed and equipped with addi- than 30 custom aerials. authorized distributors and the com- tional foam capabilities to meet the The pumpers are built on a 167-inch pany said it no longer will sell its prod- challenges faced with the increased wheelbase and each features a Spartan ucts directly to end users use and transportation of ethanol fuel blends within San Antonio,” Hood said.
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