April 26, 2017 3:38 PM ET


Company Overview of Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.

Company Overview

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp., doing business as KME Fire Apparatus, designs, manufactures, and distributes customized specialty trucks, chassis, and vehicles. The company offers fire and rescue products, including chassis, light duty vehicles, pumper and tanker vehicles, and other vehicles for aerial, aviation, industrial, military, wildland, and municipal customers; law enforcement vehicles, such as sedans, trucks, SUV’s, and special service and heavy command/SWAT rescue vehicles, as well as a related equipment; and aircraft refuelers, fuel trucks, propane trucks, fracking tankers, and a range of specialty tank trucks and service vehicles. It also operates franchised sales and service cen...

One Industrial Complex

Nesquehoning, PA 18240

United States

Founded in 1946





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Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. Key Developments

Firefighters Sues American LaFrance LLC, Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp., Mack Trucks Inc., Pierce Manufacturing Inc., Seagrave Fire Apparatus LLC and Federal Signal Corp. over Hearing Loss

More than two dozen New Jersey firefighters are suing five fire truck manufacturers and a siren maker, alleging the noise from the emergency vehicles' sirens have led to an and irreversible loss of hearing. The lawsuit was removed from state Superior Court and filed in federal court in Newark on Dec. 4, 2015, on behalf of 34 current or former firefighters in Elizabeth, Linden, Bayonne, Union, Ridgewood, Kearny, Cranford and West New York. The suit names American LaFrance LLC, Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp., Mack Trucks Inc., Pierce Manufacturing Inc. and Seagrave Fire Apparatus LLC, as well as Federal Signal Corp. The lawsuit alleges the firefighters, who were each employed by the departments for decades and have suffered irreversible hearing loss and a permanent decrease of their hearing, and making them unable and to enjoy life's pleasures. According to the suit, the fire truck manufacturers failed to test and develop crew cabs or install after-market modifications that would allow for safe sound levels for the firefighters while responding to calls in fire department vehicles, including pump and ladder trucks and paramedic vehicles. The suit further alleges Federal Signal Corp. knew or should have known the sirens were and inherently dangerous and to a human's hearing and failed to develop a safe product. Each firefighter is seeking $150,000 in damages as well as court costs associated with the suit.

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