Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. (“AFTC”) is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract to design and manufacture an Emergency Response Unit for the Town of Arnprior. The truck will be manufactured in their own back yard, at the Company’s 135,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art plant in Arnprior, Ontario.
“The fire department is very pleased knowing that Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. was awarded the tender for the construction of the new Emergency Response Unit for the Town of Arnprior. Seeing the quality assurance put into other apparatus built by the Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. team enhances our customer confidence that we will be receiving a reliable fire apparatus from a credible company,” stated John Okum, Arnprior Fire Chief.
AFTC has now gained a solid reputation for designing and building truly custom fire apparatus with individual requirements for different Fire Departments. This coupled with outstanding quality, service and experience, makes AFTC an exception to today’s cookie-cutter industry.
AFTC has invested in high end CNC machining capabilities, laser cutters, laser welders and other precision machinery in addition to an experienced, skilled manufacturing team. The plant operates to the high AS9100 Aerospace quality standards. AFTC shares the Plaintree resources of almost 100 employees including professional engineers, draftsmen, CAD operators, certified welders and support staff.“We are honoured that the Town of Arnprior has chosen us to build their next apparatus. We look forward to supplying the department with a truck built by local employees and backed by AFTC’s commitment to quality and service,” declared Graeme Cross, Business Development Manager for Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. ( www.arnpriorfiretrucks.net) was formed with the key employees of Seagrave Canada (formerly Almonte Fire Trucks) and they will continue building fire apparatus with the pride and quality that they have for over 20 years. About Plaintree Systems Plaintree has two diversified product lines consisting of Specialty Structures and Electronics. The Specialty Structures Division includes the former Triodetic Group with over 40 years of experience, is a design/build manufacturer of steel, aluminum and stainless steel specialty structures such as commercial domes, free form structures, barrel vaults, space frames and industrial dome coverings, and the newly formed Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp., a manufacturer of high end fire and emergency vehicles. The Electronics Division includes the legacy Hypernetics, Plaintree Free Space Optics businesses and the newly acquired business of Summit Aerospace USA Inc. Plaintree’s WAVEBRIDGE solution uses LED technology to form a secure point-to-point wireless link for data, voice and video transmission. Hypernetics was established in 1972, a manufacturer of avionic components for various applications including aircraft antiskid braking, aircraft instrument indicators, solenoids, high purity valves and permanent magnet alternators. Summit Aerospace USA Inc. provides precision machining of high value engine components for the aerospace and defence markets.