Seagrave gets $12 million contract from Department of
FWD Seagrave has been
contracted by the United States Marine Corps to refurbish 92
P-19A airport Crash Fire Rescue trucks. Submitted photo
CLINTONVILLE — FWD Seagrave was awarded a $12 million contract
from the U.S. Department of Defense to build 92 Crash Fire
Rescue vehicles during four years for the United States Marine
Corps, according to a Thursday announcement.
“Providing these Crash Fire Rescue vehicles for the U.S. Marine
Corps gets us back to our roots working on heavy-duty military
vehicles,” Chairman and CEO AJ Neiner said in a statement. “Our
team is committed to providing superior quality and top-notch
service for the Marines and we expect this to be the beginning
of a long-term relationship with the U.S. Military.”
The heavy equipment P-19A model, airport Crash Fire Rescue
trucks, will be restored to their originally manufactured
condition. Each vehicle will be disassembled down to the frame
rails, the parts refurbished or replaced and the vehicle will
then be reassembled, according to the announcement.
FWD Seagrave built 20,000 tactical trucks for use during World
War I; 10,000 tactical trucks for World War II; cruise missile
carriers and transporters for the Korean War; and mine-resistant
ambush-protected vehicles for use in Afghanistan and Iraq.