Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Mack-Lafrance?

With the recent Chapter 11 filing of American LaFrance, I pondered what the future could be for one of the largest fire apparatus manufacturers in the nation.

Then I though about Mack. They are a financially healthy unit of Volvo Trucks, and I feel if they got back into the fire apparatus market, they'd make a killing off the name alone...provided they could keep up the quality.

Mack could use American Lafrance's infastracture, including their brand new factory, and combine two legacies in fire apparatus to make for a potentially very powerful fire apparatus chasis and body manufaturing company.