EJ Metals breaks ground on new Wisconsin facility
Hortonville, Wis.-based E.J. Metals, a manufacturer of wildland fire trucks, has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility and corporate office in New London, Wis. The new facility will feature 20,000 square feet of manufacturing space, offices and a showroom where new fire apparatus will be presented to customers.
The facility was designed to optimize production capabilities for the company’s line of wildland trucks, rescues, RedBox Modular Transportable Equipment Containers (MTECs), minipumpers, Fire-Rescue Rough Terrain Vehicles and high-pressure firefighting systems. “This new facility will expand our production capabilities significantly and increase the ability of our talented team to serve our civilian and military customers throughout the U.S. and around the world,” E.J. Metals President Kevin Quinn said. “We also wanted the facility exterior to reflect the importance of what our fire service customers do every day and how seriously we take our responsibilities to them, so we designed it to be reminiscent of a fire station.”
Appleton, Wis.-based Consolidated Construction was selected to construct the new production facility, and its economic development division, Economic Development Associates, assisted in securing funding and site selection for the project. The official ground breaking ceremony was held on Oct. 29, and the new facility is scheduled to be completed in late spring 2010.