Archive for July 13th, 2014

American LaFrance … sad news (follow up)

An article in has a follow article to the sudden closing of American LaFrance Fire Apparatus in South Carolina:

A former employee who said he locked the gate to American LaFrance earlier this year stood inside the Patillo building once again Wednesday — this time, not as an employee, but as one of hundreds interested in the county’s sales of the dissolved company’s business personal assets.

American LaFrance closed in January, ending employment for hundreds and leaving behind a $650,000 debt to taxpayers in an economic development deal.

On Wednesday, the county sought to recoup that money in a public auction of the debts at the company’s final resting place on Cypress Gardens Road.

According to the county supervisor, Dan Davis, this is likely the only time a county has had to sell off a company’s business personal property in an economic deal killed by the company essentially disappearing.

Prior to the 9 a.m. start Wednesday, more than 90 had pre-registered online, and more than 70 had pre-registered for in-person bidding the day before.

Scout Boats President Steve Potts drove over from his Summerville plant to get a deal. His No. 1 item of interest? Bridge cranes.

Robert Holseberg of Rewined Candles in Charleston was also looking for extra equipment to aid in his company’s expansion. He was particularly interested in the forklifts, tables and cabinets.

The company’s inventory, which includes firetrucks in various stages of completion, was not in Wednesday’s sale. The county says the owners of the Patillo building have claim to it due to American LaFrance defaulting on its lease. A representative of the Patillo building said they are still trying to reach someone within the company to settle the issue.

thanks Dan

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New engine for Hinsdale

From Drew Gresik:

Here’s the new engine for Hinsdale. It is a 2014 Pierce Saber 1500/750 engine.

Pierce Saber fire engine for Hinsdale IL

Hinsdale Engine 1012 is a 2014 Pierce Saber 1500/750. Drew Gresik photo

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Maywood Box Alarm @ 2005 12th Ave 7-12-14

This from Josh Boyajian:

Maywood Box Alarm @ 2005 12th Ave 7-12-14. Here are some of my shots.
heavy smoke from roof of house fire

Box Alarm in Maywood 7-12-14. Josh Boyajian

heavy smoke from roof of house fire

Josh Boyajian photo

fire through the roof of a house

Josh Boyajian photo

heavy smoke from roof of house fire

Josh Boyajian photo

aerial ladder to roof at house fire

Josh Boyajian photo

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