FWD Seagrave gets $12 million contract from Department of Defense

Freeman Staff

May 14, 2015

FWD Seagrave has been contracted by the United States Marine Corps to refurbish 92 P-19A airport Crash Fire Rescue trucks. 
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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.