E-ONE Dealer Safe Industries Expands into TN with Latest Acquisition

E-ONE Safe Industries facility

E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc. and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, announced the expansion into Tennessee of its dealer Safe Industries.

Safe Industries has acquired Mid-South Emergency Equipment, the former E-ONE dealer for Tennessee. The company will now be serving all of its Tennessee customers out of its Knoxville service center as it searches for another property near the center of the state.

Safe Industries serves the fire service and industrial markets in South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, offering sales, service and equipment. The company is owned by Al Willimon, a U.S. Army veteran and former firefighter. Many of the company’s employees are also current or former rescue professionals.

Safe Industries has approximately 110 employees at two service centers in South Carolina and one in Tennessee:

  • A 36,000 square-foot facility in Piedmont, S.C., featuring eight service bays and four earth lifts.
  • A 30,000 square-foot facility in Sumter, S.C., featuring four service bays and equipment including precision water jet cutter, paint booth, welders and plasma cutters.
  • A 12,000 square foot facility in Knoxville, TN, featuring six service bays.
  • All centers are staffed with qualified, dependable service technicians with the majority holding ASE and/or EVT certifications.
  • All three offer on-site and mobile testing, training and maintenance.

“With the purchase of Mid-South, this will help to solidify not only our presence, but our commitment to the fire service in Tennessee,” Willimon said.

“E-ONE is truly excited to work with Safe Industries as they transition into the Tennessee market,” said Larry Daniels, Director of Sales at E-ONE. “Al and the entire Safe Industries team have demonstrated their commitment to serving our joint customers in South Carolina and we are confident that together we can bring that same level of commitment and service to Tennessee.  Their willingness to grow and expand in today’s challenging economic environment is a testament to their willingness to serve those who serve their communities and neighbors. We are proud of our partnership.”

E-ONE is a leading fire apparatus manufacturer, making emergency vehicles, rescue trucks, aerial fire trucks, rescue pumpers and custom fire apparatus, and has produced more than 28,000 vehicles delivered around the world. Headquartered in Ocala, Florida, E-ONE is an industry leader in product innovations, new technologies and exceeding customer expectations. E-ONE is owned by the REV Group.

REV Group® companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. Our companies serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of our brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG.

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