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P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. Announces Addition of Alexis Fire Equipment Co. of Alexis, IL

By P.L. CUSTOM BODY AND EQUIPMENT CO., INC., Correspondent | September 30, 2021 | NATIONAL

Story No. 093021101

(September 27, 2021) – Manasquan, NJ - P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) is pleased to announce the addition of Alexis Fire Equipment Company, of Alexis, IL, to its growing family of PL Custom Emergency Vehicles dealers. This partnership will allow Alexis to sell and service PL Custom Emergency Vehicles in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.

Jeff Morris, President of Alexis Fire Equipment, noted how the two companies, “share similar histories, values, and the same customer-driven focus and we look forward to offering a high-quality ambulance line to our customers.” Alexis Fire Equipment is a custom-built fire apparatus company located in Alexis, Illinois. Founded in 1947, Alexis Fire Equipment provides customers with superior quality products with a focus on safety and innovation.

Chad Newsome, National Sales Manager of P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc., celebrated the partnership with Alexis. “Just like PL Custom, Alexis is a family-owned company with a strong and proud heritage. I was struck at the similarities between our two companies and our shared values. We are excited to be back in Illinois and Iowa and we also are excited to enter the Missouri marketplace.”

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. has been in business since 1946 and has been owned by the Smock family since 1970. Celebrating 75 years of independent ownership, this Manasquan, NJ based company sells through a network of 19 independent dealers covering 26 states and the District of Columbia. PL Custom Emergency Vehicle and Rescue 1 are the manufacturing divisions of the corporation and are proud to maintain a strong reputation as a customer focused designer and manufacturer of ambulances and rescue vehicles. PLCB continues to grow at a consistent pace, happy to be able to add partners who share our long-term vision for high quality products, outstanding customer service, and smart and sustainable growth. We are small by design, family-owned, and rich in heritage and tradition.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.