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“The vision would be to continue to provide quality products to the fire companies.” -Mark Albright, general manager M A N U FAC T U R I N G & E N G I N E E R I N G m +e Setting Its Sales on Fire > 4 G U YS F I R E T R U C K S 4 GUYS FIRE TRUCKS HAS A STEELY RESERVE ABOUT THE MATERIALS IT USES FOR ITS EMERGENCY VEHICLES. BY B R I A N SA LG A D O Although the company has grown significantly larger than its name suggests, 4 Guys Fire Trucks maintains a close-knit atmosphere that helps retain a knowledgeable and experienced workforce. According to General Manager Mark Albright, the ambiance of a team setting driven from the top down has solidified a hard-working group of employees to differentiate 4 Guys Fire Trucks from other fire tanker manufacturers throughout the United States. “We are almost like a family,” Albright says. “This is led by the owners themselves being local businesspeople who basically know all employees on a first-name basis. In this day and age, that is changing, but I’m hoping that never changes here.” Not much has changed since four men founded 4 Guys in 1974. Originally, the company built elliptical tankers based on their original milk tanker design for the dairy industry. However, customers began seeking pumpers and rescue trucks. Today, 4 Guys Fire Trucks strictly caters to the fire industry, according to -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] 4 Guys Fire Trucks 2011 sales: More than $17 million Headquarters: Meyersdale, Pa. Employees: 53 Specialty: Fire trucks, pumpers, aerials and tankers -------------------------------------------------------------// Primarily serving the East Coast, 4 Guys Fire Trucks builds tankers and pumpers for the firefighting sector. Albright. Along with elliptical tankers and custom and commercial pumpers, the company also produces aerials and square tankers out of its 30,000-squarefoot facility in Meyersdale, Pa. 4 Guys Fire Trucks primarily serves clients along the East Coast, extending as far north as the New England states and south to the Carolinas. Timelessness and Technology The signature characteristic of a truck, tanker or pumper built by Four Guys Fire Trucks is the stainless steel body. Albright says the company uses only stainless steel for its products, and the rest of the industry is just now catching on to the material’s resiliency. According to the company, most manufacturers use mild steel and aluminum SPRING 2012 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM 67 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Spring 2012

Management Today - Spring 2012
Millionaire Mega Toys
Power Words
Marketing Strategy
Wisdom Era
Mid-America Real Estate Group
The HT Group
Supply Chain
Carvajal Empaques
Graham Partners
Carley Foundry
Cotter Bros. Corp.
SMS Siemag
Allied Alloys
Albiasa Corp.
Columbus McKinnon
4 Guys Fire Trucks
Metalcraft of Mayville
MMIC Global
Tom James
US Pole Inc.
Kaivac Cleaning
Playworld Systems
Global Mergers
ADA Environmental Solutions
Kalahari Resorts
Genghis Grill
NewMark Merrill Companies
Rose Pest Solutions
Westgate Resorts
Marquis Alliance Energy Group
Ross Video
Daniels Electronics
Chatters Canada Ltd.
Metro Paper Industries
Special Section: Aviation
Honolulu International Airport
Edwards Jet Center
Greenpoint Technologies
Special Section: Peru Focus
Zip-Pak South America
La Viga S.A.
Special Section: Top Home Builders
Gehan Homes
Ole South Properties
The Warmington Group
Forino Corp.
Special Section: Most Promising Companies
Virtual Instruments
RGB Networks
Salient Federal Solutions
Ad Index
Last Look

Management Today - Spring 2012