Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. To Build Pumpers For Kingston Fire & Rescue

Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. (“AFTC”) is pleased to announce that they have been awarded contracts to design and manufacture Custom Pumpers for the City of Kingston. The City awarded the RFP to the Arnprior firm in July; first expected delivery is early 2013. Manufacturing of the trucks will be at the Company’s state-of-the art plant in Arnprior, Ontario.

“We are pleased to be working with Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. to supply the City of Kingston with new Custom Pumpers. They are a Canadian company that still builds strong, durable trucks with the level of quality and service the City was looking for,” said Greg Robinson, Executive Officer for Kingston Fire & Rescue.

AFTC is quickly building a reputation for designing and building truly custom fire apparatus. Fire departments now can purchase a truck that meets their individual requirements with quality that is not found in 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.

“Our Parts & Service department is growing quickly also, as customers are enjoying old fashioned customer service, excellent pricing and most important – support!” said Graeme Cross, Business Development Manager for Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp.

Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. ( 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.

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