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Green Bay area fire truck manufacturer celebrates 100 years


MENASHA (WKOW) -- A Green Bay area business is marking a big anniversary this weekend, celebrating 100 years.

Pierce Manufacturing held a 100th year celebration at its headquarters in Menasha on Saturday. The company builds fire trucks and showed off its decades of hard work to the community and Governor Scott Walker.

"A lot of companies don't make it past the first decade, let alone the first century, and so really there's a handful of companies like that here in the state of Wisconsin," says Walker.

Pierce has hand-built more than 50,000 fire trucks over the years.

"It makes us feel good that at least the mission of what we do everyday helps to serve, protect and potentially save other people," says Jim Johnson, Pierce Manufacturing president.

Pierce fire trucks are shipped out around the world.

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