|| Member News A&A Manufacturing Company, Inc. and POK of North America, Inc. [June 27, 2007] A&A Manufacturing Company, Inc., headquartered in New Berlin, WI, is pleased to announce the purchase of the assets of POK™ Roll-Up Doors of Cambridge, MD. Door manufacturing will be transferred to the A&A manufacturing facility in Valparaiso, IN where A&A’s Gortite® brand roll-up doors are also made. A&A will continue to oﬀer POK’s customers the same high quality product, as well as color-matched painted doors from their in-house, state-of-the-art paint facility in Valparaiso. The addition of POK™ roll-up doors shows A&A’s commitment to growth in the ﬁre and emergency vehicle roll-up door market.
Regional Marketing Manager for Werner Works Inc./PRO-TUFF Uniforms. Additionally, Jim held a variety of positions with R& R Uniforms including Director of Sales and Marketing, and National Sales Manager; while with the Store Acquisition Team at R & R Uniforms, Jim shouldered additional responsibilities in the positions of Senior Manager, Customer Service Manager, and Sales/Management Training Manager. Early in his career, Jim was also a professional EMT/Paramedic for seven years. In total Jim brings over 24 years experience in sales and distribution management to Elkhart Brass. We strongly believe Jim’s customer service focus, his experience in the industry, and proven drive to excel will beneﬁt future growth and development of this Southern Territory. Elkhart Brass is proud Jim has chosen to join our team as we continue to grow to better serve our customers.
Akron Brass Company [August 17, 2007] Due to continued business growth, Akron Brass has announced the addition of a 28,000 square facility in Columbus, Ohio for their Weldon Division. Serving primarily as a distribution operation for material storage and shipping, this capacity will allow increased throughput to best service the many Weldon customers in the emergency response and pupil transportation markets. In addition, Akron Brass announced the addition of Earl Williams as their new Operations Manager for the Weldon Division. Williams was previously employed in operations with a component suppler to the heavy truck industry.
Allison Transmission [August 7, 2007] Toronto and Washington, DC — Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX) and The Carlyle Group announced today they have completed their $5.575 billion acquisition of Allison Transmission from General Motors Corporation. The transaction was ﬁrst announced on June 28, 2007. Allison Transmission, headquartered in Speedway, Indiana, employs 3,400 people and sells its transmissions through a worldwide distribution network and sales oﬃces in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Allison Transmission generates annual revenues in excess of $2 billion. Allison’s Chief Executive Oﬃcer, Larry Dewey commented, ”We’re excited about our future with Carlyle and Onex, which includes plans for new products, new markets, and global growth across the breadth of our business sectors.” The equity investment of approximately $1.5 billion is split equally between Onex and The Carlyle Group. Onex’ share of the investment will be made by Onex Partners II, L.P. and Onex Corporation itself. Carlyle’s share of the investment will come from Carlyle Partners IV, its ﬂagship U.S. buyout fund.
Federal Signal Corporation [August 21, 2007] Federal Signal’s Safety and Security Systems group is pleased to announce recent personnel changes within its Fire/Ambulance Market sales team. Two new District Managers have been added and several promotions announced. Bobby Moses has been hired as the new District Manager for the MidAtlantic States. He brings several years of emergency warning sales experience to the team. Adele Evans joins Federal Signal from E-One to become the new District Manager for Florida. She was previously the Region Sales Manager of Latin America and the Caribbean while at E-One. Jim Sortino was promoted to the position of Market Manager for the Fire/ Ambulance Market. Jim has eight years of experience in marketing and product management speciﬁcally to the Fire/Ambulance market. John Farster has been promoted to Sales Manager. He has over 10 years of ﬁeld experience with Federal Signal. Tony Angelella has been promoted to Regional Manager. He is a third generation ﬁreﬁghter, with seven years of experience with Federal Signal. [August 6, 2007] Federal Signal announced today the acquisition of PIPS Technology, a privately-held developer and manufacturer of automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) systems. The cash purchase price of $115 million was ﬁnanced using existing cash balances and funds available under the Company’s revolving credit facility. See www.federalsignal.com/NewsReleases_2009.asp?releaseId =1037036 and www.federalsignal.com/NewReleases_2099.asp?release ID=1031056 for detailed information.
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[July 9, 2007] Elkhart Brass is pleased to announce Jim Melrose has accepted the position of Regional Sales Manager for its Southern Territory Region, which encompasses South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. Jim comes to us with 15 years of experience in the ﬁre service as a volunteer ﬁreﬁghter, including time as a training oﬃcer, a captain, and an Assistant Chief. In his prior professional capacity within the ﬁre service industry, Jim served as the Regional Sales Manager of Topps Safety Apparel as well as the
[August 21, 2007] Fire Research Corporation is pleased to announce that Craig Lecy has joined their sales staﬀ as Regional Sales Manager. Craig received a Batchelor of Science Degree in Aviation from St. Cloud State University. In 1996 he joined the Ramsey, MN Fire Department as a paid-on-call ﬁreﬁghter which sparked an interest in the ﬁre industry. Craig joined the FoamPro team at Hypro in 1998 as a Senior Application Specialist. Through the years of ﬁreﬁghting he became involved as a ﬁre instructor and burn team member at Ankora Technical College. Craig is a welcome addition to the FRC sales force.
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