Akron Brass Company News

Akron Brass acquired by IDEX Corporation for $224.2 million

The acquisition of Akron Brass creates a $330 million premier fire and rescue platform for the global firefighting industry IDEX CORPORATION announced recently that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Akron Brass Holding Corp. (the “Company”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Premier Farnell plc (“Premier Farnell”), and a global leader in the manufacturing of safety equipment and emergency response equipment, for a cash considera...

Akron Brass introduces new portable electric monitor for firefighting, exposure control and Haz-Mat mitigation

The Apollo PE electric monitor utilizes an on-board microprocessor based control system  Akron Brass introduces a new Portable Electric monitor (water cannon) designed and tested for superior firefighting, exposure control and Haz-Mat mitigation.  The Apollo PE, Style 3419, is the only portable electric monitor on the market that features a quick-change battery system. The Apollo PE combines high flow 1250 gpm (4800 lpm) capabilities with a self-contained battery...

Akron Brass to showcase latest water cannons at the 2012 QME to held at Mackay showground, Australia

Akron to feature severe-duty water cannons for fire fighting, dust suppression and cleaning machines Akron Brass, a manufacturer of high performance fire fighting equipment, will showcase its latest water cannons in a “dynamic” display on Stand 7119 during the 2012 Queensland Mining and Engineering (QME) Exhibition at the Mackay Showground from July 24-26. The range of manual, joystick-controlled and PLC-controlled robotic water cannons and firefighting nozzles is...

Akron Brass honoured with the “Outstanding Achievement in Manufacturing” by Interactive Media Awards

The awards were created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. Akron Brass, a leading manufacturer of life safety, fire fighting and emergency rescue equipment, was recently recognized for their redesigned website. The Interactive Media Awards presented Metrics Marketing Group and Akron Brass with an “Outstanding Achievement” award in the manufacturing category. The Interactive Media Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and develo...

Akron donates critical firefighting equipments to aid firefighters in forest fire

Akron delivered nozzles and other equipment to help firefighters battle forest fires in Texas Akron Brass answered the call by donating mission critical product to aid firefighters in their battle against raging forest fires throughout the Austin, Texas region. Delivering in 24 hours, Akron provided forestry nozzles, hand tools and other equipment needed to protect property, acreage and lives.   This much needed product will be replacing equipment already lost in t...

Akron Brass's Firefighter Appreciation Rebate extended to December 31, 2010

Firefighters appreciation rebate offers nozzles of fine quality and durability The Firefighter Appreciation Rebate offers three, diverse Akron nozzles - The Turbojet®, SaberJet™ and Assault™ nozzles. Akron Brass has extended their Firefighter Appreciation Rebate offer through the end of the year giving every firefighter an opportunity to cash in. To show gratitude to the men and women who risk their lives for their communities and to help save money given...

FAMA awards scholarship to Oklahoma State University student

The 2009 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship has been awarded to student Benjamin Eschner OSU student was nominated as "outstanding rookie" by his peers The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers' Association (FAMA) has awarded the 2009 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to Oklahoma State University student Benjamin Eschner. Eschner, a sophomore from Chicago majoring in fire protection and safety technology, will receive a $3,000 scholarship in recognition o...

Akron Brass expands product offerings to the Canadian market

Akron Brass is continuing to place emphasis on the Canadian market Leading manufacturer is positioned to focus on the Canadian market Akron Brass continues to put emphasis on the Canadian market. With the dedicated sales personnel of Steve Robertson, Ray Thompson, Normand Gareau and Jeff French strategically located throughout the country, Akron is positioned to provide continuous product sales and support to the Canadian fire departments, distributors and OEM customers. Ad...

Akron Brass appoints Durstine as Vice President of Marketing

David Durstine has been named Vice President of Marketing at Akron Brass New appointee appointed to marketing role Akron Brass announced today that David Durstine has been appointed to Vice President of Marketing. Durstine will be responsible for leading the marketing group of customer service, technical support, product line management as well as advertising and communication. Joining the company in 2001, Durstine most recently served as Director of Municipal Sales. To con...

Powellsville, NC, wins New E-ONE fire truck

E-ONE award a Tradition ES pumper to Powesville, NC fire dept during FDIC E-ONE prize awarded at FDIC The seven anxious finalists stood at the front of the stage facing a large crowd of onlookers Friday afternoon in the E-ONE booth during FDIC 2009. After three weeks of canvassing for votes for E-ONE's ‘Tell Us Your Story' competition, the moment they had been waiting for had finally arrived. These seven finalists were chosen from more than 650 fire departments throu...

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