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Siddons-Martin Emergency Group acquires Emergency Vehicle Specialist

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Pierce Manufacturing has recently announced that its dealer, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, has acquired Emergency Vehicle Specialists. This acquisition marks Siddons-Martin Emergency Group’s second expansion in recent years, as they continue to expand their services across the United States.

As one of the largest emergency vehicle dealerships in North America, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group’s regions served include Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Utah, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Nevada (excluding Clark County, covered by Hughes Fire Equipment Inc.). The acquisition of Emergency Vehicle Specialists, which was founded over 65 years ago by Bob Wharton, will now expand Siddons-Martin Emergency Group’s service territory to Arkansas and Tennessee.

This acquisition includes all of Emergency Vehicle Specialists’ facilities, dealership, and service locations across the territory covered, and 70 employees will be retained as operations continue out of the existing facilities.

Pat Siddons, President of Sales at Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, said: “We recognize the incredible foundation and relationships the team has built over the years, and we look forward to our teams joining together to broaden resources and service offerings which will be available to our customers in the months ahead.”

Supporting the community

Siddons-Martin Emergency Group and Emergency Vehicle Specialists share a commitment to integrity, innovation, and unparalleled customer service, which makes this acquisition a seamless fit for both companies.

The integration of Emergency Vehicle Specialists into Siddons-Martin Emergency Group will enhance the support provided to the communities they serve. As a result of the acquisition, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group plans to implement several initiatives to expand sales and service support across the combined territories.

These initiatives include merging the expertise of Emergency Vehicle Specialists’ sales and service teams with Siddons-Martin’s industry-leading processes and resources. Providing additional EVT and Pierce Master Technicians to the region served will ensure efficient, high-quality services.

Expanding field capabilities with continued expansion over the next 24 months will enhance their services. Siddons-Martin Emergency Group also plans to recruit more employees to increase the workforce in the area and expand sales and service capabilities.

Mandy Wharton McCain, President and CEO of Emergency Vehicle Specialists, added: “We’re proud of the diversified service operation we’ve built and look at the transition ahead as a pivotal progression to propel our organization forward alongside one of the most highly regarded and trusted dealerships in the country.”

She is eager to bring Siddons-Martin’s resources and service model to the fire departments they have built trusted relationships with over the years. Building the trust of their customers is at the forefront of everything they do, and they are confident that the collaboration with their Siddons-Martin colleagues will only strengthen their support of their critical work.

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