Plaintree Systems Inc. announces that its most recent division, Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. has been awarded its first fire truck order.
Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. (AFTC) announced that they have been awarded their first contract by the Township of South Frontenac. AFTC’s first fire apparatus is set to roll off the assembly line in May 2011. Manufacturing of the pumper/tanker will be at the company’s plant in Arnprior, Ontario.
“We are very pleased to announce that Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp has received approval to build a new Tanker for our department. Arnprior Fire Trucks has a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge and commitment to quality. We are looking forward to taking delivery of the new Tanker that will serve our community for years to come” said South Frontenac Chief Rick Chesebrough.”
The new plant boasts high end CNC machining capabilities, laser cutters, laser welders and other precision machinery. The plant operates to the high AS9100 Aerospace quality standards. AFTC shares the Plaintree resources of almost 100 employees including professional engineers, draftsmen, CAD operators, certified welders and support staff. A brand new state-of-the-art 70 foot paint booth is currently being installed and AFTC is now in full production.
Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. was formed with the key employees of Seagrave Canada (formerly Almonte Fire Trucks) and they will continue building fire apparatus with the pride and quality that they have for over 20 years.
“Although Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp is a new name, the staff is the same and we will continue to build quality Emergency Vehicles with the same dedication to quality and service as before. With new energy, new direction and a trusted product, AFTC will remain a strong competitor in the market for years to come and we look forward to working in the Ottawa Valley and throughout North America” said Mike Smith AFTC Operations Manager.
About Plaintree Systems
Plaintree has two diversified product lines consisting of Specialty Structures and Electronics.
The Specialty Structures Division includes the former Triodetic Group with over 40 years of experience, is a design/build manufacturer of steel, aluminum and stainless steel specialty structures such as commercial domes, free form structures, barrel vaults, space frames and industrial dome coverings, and the newly formed Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp., a manufacturer of high end fire and emergency vehicles.
The Electronics Division includes the legacy Hypernetics and Plaintree free space optics businesses. Hypernetics was established in 1972, a manufacturer of avionic components for various applications including aircraft antiskid braking, aircraft instrument indicators, solenoids, high purity valves and permanent magnet alternators.
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Plaintree is publicly traded in Canada on the CNSX (NPT) and in the U.S. on the OTC BB (PTEEF), with 12,925,253 common shares and 18,325 class A preferred shares outstanding.