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American LaFrance
American LaFrance
American LaFrance
(ALF) was an American vehicle manufacturer which focused primarily on the production of fire engines, fire aerials, and emergency apparatus such as ambulance and rescue vehicles. The company was located in Summerville, South Carolina. It was announced Friday, January 17, 2014 they would cease operations.[1]Contents1 History 2 Products2.1 Chassis 2.2 Emergency apparatus 2.3 Vocational application 2.4 Historic vehicles3 Further reading 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit]Emblem of the historic 1954 American La France-Foamite 700 Series (California Historical Vehicle 622S).The American LaFrance
American LaFrance
Fire Engine Company was one of the oldest fire apparatus manufacturers in the United States. With roots that go back to approximately 1832, the companies that went on to become American LaFrance built hand-drawn, horse-drawn, and steam-powered fire engines
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Fire Apparatus
A firefighting apparatus describes any vehicle that has been customized for use during firefighting operations. These vehicles are highly customized depending on their needs and the duty they will be performing. These duties can include rescue, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and hazardous materials operations.Contents1 Color 2 Types 3 History 4 Audible and visual warnings 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksColor[edit]Wikimedia Commons has media related to Fire engines by color.See also: fire engine red While fire engine red remains the most common color for firefighting apparatus, it is not required.[1] For example, the Chicago Fire Department has a long-standing tradition of painting their apparatus black over red.[1] Neighboring departments will also often use different colors to distinguish their apparatus
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Transportation In The United States
Transportation in the United States
United States
is facilitated by road, air, rail, and waterways (via boats). The vast majority of passenger travel occurs by automobile for shorter distances, and airplane or railroad for some people, for longer distances
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IBM
IBM
IBM
(International Business
Business
Machines Corporation) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries. The company originated in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company
Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company
(CTR) and was renamed "International Business
Business
Machines" in 1924. IBM
IBM
manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and provides hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM
IBM
is also a major research organization, holding the record for most U.S
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Summerville, South Carolina
Summerville is a town in the U.S. state of South Carolina situated mostly in Dorchester County with small portions in Berkeley and Charleston counties. It is part of the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of Summerville at the 2010 census was 43,392,[3] and the estimated population was 50,213 as of July 1, 2018.Contents1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 History 4 Tourism 5 Climate 6 Leadership 7 Mayor 8 Town Clerk and Treasurer 9 Town Administrator 10 Corporation Counsel 11 Notable people 12 References 13 External linksGeography[edit] The center of Summerville is in southeastern Dorchester County; the town extends northeast into Berkeley and Charleston counties. It is bordered to the east by the town of Lincolnville and to the southeast by the city of North Charleston. The Summerville town limits extend south as far as the Ashley River next to Old Fort Dorchester State Historical Park. U.S
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Texas Transportation Museum
The Texas Transportation Museum (TTM) is a transportation museum located near San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was created in 1964 to help preserve artifacts and information about San Antonio's transportation history. TTM operates as much of its collection as possible, including many railroad vehicles on its own heritage railroad, the Longhorn and Western Railroad. The museum was originally located at the Pearl Brewing Company in Downtown San Antonio and had used the tracks of the Texas Transportation Company. In 1967 the museum was granted use of approximately forty acres of what was then known as the Northeast Preserve, now McAllister Park, just north of the San Antonio International Airport on Wetmore Road. TTM operates artifacts on the L&W as well as several model train layouts and many antique automobiles. TTM provides an educational and entertaining experience which interprets how developments in transportation technology shaped and continue to impact daily life
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Ward LaFrance Truck Corporation
A corporation is a company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law. Early incorporated entities were established by charter (i.e. by an ad hoc act granted by a monarch or passed by a parliament or legislature). Most jurisdictions now allow the creation of new corporations through registration
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G-numbers
This is the G-series
G-series
List of U.S. military vehicles by supply catalog designation. The U.S. Army
U.S. Army
Ordnance Corps Supply Catalog used an alpha-numeric system, based on a Standard Nomenclature List
Standard Nomenclature List
from about the mid-1920s to about 1958, in which the G-series
G-series
numbers were designated to represent the various U.S. military vehicles and directly related materiel. These designations represent vehicles, modules, parts, and catalogs for supply and repair purposes. There can be numerous volumes, changes, and updates under each designation. Generally, the G-series
G-series
codes tended to group together "families" of vehicles that were similar in terms of their engine, transmission, drive train and chassis, but have external differences
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Automotive Industry
The automotive industry is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles,[1] some of them are called automakers. It is one of the world's most important economic sectors by revenue
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Economy Of The United States
The economy of the United States
United States
is a highly developed mixed economy.[27][28] It is the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and the second-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP).[29] It has the world's seventh-highest per capita GDP (nominal) and eleventh-highest per capita GDP (PPP) in 2016.[30][31] The U.S. dollar is the currency most used in international transactions and is the world's foremost reserve currency, backed by its science and technology, its military, the full faith of the U.S. government to reimburse its debts, its central role in a range of international institutions since World
World
War II and the petrodollar system.[32][33] Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency.[34][35] Its largest trading partners are China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, South Korea, United Kingdom, France, India
India
and Taiwan.[36] The U.S
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AGCO
AGCO
AGCO
Corporation is an American agricultural equipment manufacturer based in Duluth, Georgia, United States.Contents1 History 2 Other Brands 3 Current Brands (2017) 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksHistory[edit]Hesston 5670 round baler, in 2010 AGCO
AGCO
was established in 1990 when executives at Deutz-Allis bought out Deutz-Allis North American operations from the parent corporation KHD (Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz), a German company that owned the Deutz-Fahr brand of agriculture equipment. KHD had purchased portions of the Allis-Chalmers
Allis-Chalmers
agricultural equipment business five years earlier.[2] The company was first called Gleaner-Allis Corporation, then rearranged to be Allis-Gleaner Corporation, or AGCO. The Deutz-Allis line of tractors were renamed AGCO-Allis, and Gleaner became a brand of its own for combines
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Chapter 11
Chapter 11 is a chapter of Title 11 of the United States
United States
Bankruptcy Code, which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States
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Challenger Tractor
The Challenger Tractor
Challenger Tractor
was the world's first rubber tracked agriculture tractor, created by Caterpillar Inc.
Caterpillar Inc.
in 1986. The original model was a Challenger 65 featuring the Mobile-Trac System (MTS) consisting of rubber tracks and a suspension system. The MTS combined the flotation and traction of steel tracks with the versatility of rubber tires. The use of tracks gave the machines increased tractive performance compared to traditional four wheel drive tractors equipped with tires. The Challenger 65 began as a 270[1] gross HP machine used primarily for heavy tillage. In 1995 Caterpillar introduced the first "row crop" tracked machines with the Challenger 35, 45 and 55. These machines ranged in power from 130 KW PTO to 168 KW and were designed to be used for a variety of tasks the larger machines could not
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Massey Ferguson
Massey Ferguson
Massey Ferguson
Limited is an American-owned major manufacturer of agricultural equipment, based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Canada
until March 4, 1988. The company transferred its headquarters to Buffalo, New York in 1997, before it was acquired by AGCO, new owner of former competitor Allis-Chalmers. The current business was formed by the 1953 merger of farm machinery manufacturers Massey Harris of Canada
Canada
and Britain's Ferguson Company, under the new name Massey Harris Ferguson. In 1958 the name was shortened to Massey Ferguson
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American Growler
American Growler Inc is a manufacturing firm originally based in Ocala, Florida, now in Robbins, North Carolina. For over ten years, it has built a line of Light Utility Vehicles partly derived from drivetrains from M151
M151
Jeeps.[1] Versions range from $7,000 in price kit form, a $15,500 tactical dune buggy, and a $33,000 version sold to the Dominican Republic's military. Light Strike Vehicle[edit]Growler combat vehicleGrowler's most expensive model at over $100,000 each, is the Growler Light Strike vehicle.[2] It was specially designed to be transported in the small cargo hold of the V-22 Osprey
V-22 Osprey
tilt-rotor aircraft along with the Expeditionary Fire Support System towed mortar.[3] The V-22 cargo compartment is five feet wide, five feet tall and less than 17 feet in length
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Anteros Coachworks
Anteros Coachworks Inc. is an American sports car manufacturer based in California. The Anteros is based on the C6 Corvette and produces 500+ supercharged horsepower.[1] References[edit]^ Automotive
Automotive
Art & DesignThis United States
United States
corporation or company article is a stub
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