Arnprior lands Kingston fire truck contract
by CanadianManufacturing.com Staff
The trucks will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Arnprior, Ont.
ARNPRIOR, Ont.—Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. (AFTC) has won contracts to design and manufacture custom “Pumper” fire trucks for the City of Kingston.
The City awarded the RFP to the Arnprior firm in July. The first fire truck delivery is expected in early 2013. The trucks will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Arnprior, Ont.
“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 has invested in CNC machining, laser cutters, laser welders and other precision machinery in addition to an experienced, skilled manufacturing team. The plant operates to the AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standards.
AFTC shares almost 100 employees including professional engineers, draftsmen, CAD operators, certified welders and support staff with engineering and design firm Plaintree Systems Inc.
Plaintree is a diversified company with technology and manufacturing capabilities in structural design, aerospace and telecommunications. It created Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. in 2010.