Spartan Motors, Inc. is an engineer and manufacturer of custom motor vehicle chassis and bodies. The company is based in Charlotte, Michigan with 870 employees (2005) and a net profit margin of 2.42% (2005). It was started in 1976 by a group of engineers whose employer, a heavy truck company, went bankrupt. Spartan mainly manufactures vehicle chassis for the recreational vehicle, emergency services, and military markets.
Spartan Motors operates facilities in the following places:
- Charlotte, Michigan
- Brandon, South Dakota
- Marion, South Carolina
- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Active subsidiaries Edit
Spartan Chassis, Inc.Edit
Spartan Chassis designs, engineers, and manufactures chassis for recreational vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, and rescue vehicles.
Crimson Fire, Inc.Edit
Crimson Fire made its debut in 2003 - but our heritage stretches back more than a century.
That was the year two respected manufacturers, Luverne Fire Apparatus and Quality Manufacturing, joined forces under a single, strong brand to form Crimson Fire. Luverne leveraged its early expertise in the automotive and heavy truck industries to begin building fire apparatus in 1912. Quality got its start six decades later, catering to the Southern firefighting market. Their customers included some of the largest departments in the country include Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago Fire Departments and Canada.
Road Rescue, Inc.Edit
Road Rescue designs and builds ambulances and emergency rescue vehicles.
Defunct subsidiaries Edit
Carpenter Industries, Inc. Edit
Road Rescue Edit
In 2006, Spartan began manufacturing military vehicle chassis as a supplier to two companies, Force Protection (FPI) and General Dynamics. The FPI Cougar, which uses a Spartan chassis, is one of several Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, designs recently ordered by the United States military.
- Spartan Motors' Website
- Spartan Motors on Google Finance
- Spartan Chassis website
- Crimson Fire website
- Road Rescue website
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