Spartan’s Fire Truck Chassis Business Booms
Diesel pusher chassis supplier Spartan Motors Inc. also is a major producer of fire truck chassis, and that part of its business is booming, the company reported today (May 29).
Spartan believes that in May it will have its best month for custom fire truck chassis orders in more than three years. So far this month, it has received $9 million in fire truck chassis orders, exceeding its previous best of $7.8 million during February 1999.
The fire truck chassis ordered in May will be delivered to fire truck OEMs during July, according to John Sztykiel, president and COO of Spartan. The completed fire trucks will be delivered to departments from San Francisco to Charlotte, N.C., he added.
A month ago (April 25), Spartan, a Nasdaq Stock Market-listed company, reported its first quarter motorhome chassis sales were up 39%, its total sales were up 14% to $66.7 million and its net income increased 126% to $3.3 million, when compared with the first quarter of 2001.