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7:16 am on Thursday August 7, 2008

Vehicle industry in Charleston could bounce back

After all sorts of doom-and-gloom from the area's vehicle manufacturers and customizers, it looks like things could be turning around. Ailing Protected Vehicles (maker of mine-resistant war vehicles) could soon be owned by the same company as the...
5:26 pm on Friday August 1, 2008

Protected Vehicles to auction assets

On the heels of an announcement that American LaFrance's parent company wants to buy Protected Vehicles, the financially troubled company will hold an auction of its assets August 21. A judge approved the auction Thursday. From the Charleston...
5:25 am on Saturday July 19, 2008

American LaFrance owner to buy PVI

Two companies fighting for survival may join forces after Patriarch Partners, owner of American LaFrance, signed an agreement to buy Protected Vehicles for $5 million this week. A bankruptcy court still has to approve the deal, however. From the...
5:16 pm on Monday July 14, 2008

Firetruck manufacturing leaving town

American LaFrance is shifting its firetruck manufacturing from its Summerville plant and consolidating it New York and Pennsylvania. The company employs some 500 people locally, who will stay on to continue making trash trucks and other heavy-duty...
6:51 am on Tuesday June 17, 2008

Fire Museum offers free admission

To mark the one-year anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire in West Ashley, the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center is offering free admission Wednesday. The museum is located at 4975 Centre Pointe Drive, not...