A Letter From Our President

July 23, 2014

As a proud company of over 124 years, we have taken our responsibility to our communities and customers very seriously – for generations.

We have now voluntarily removed all 5-Section Aerial Devices (SPH 100, SP 110, SPI 112, and SAI 110)  from Service and are undertaking a thorough review.

We appreciate both the support of our community, the abiding efforts of each of our employees, and the understanding and loyalty of our customers.

We are a proud member of the community, with an essential mission to provide our customers with the highest level of quality and safety.

We appreciate the continued support of each of you as we complete this investigation.

Sincerely

Drew Sutphen
President

Press Release - Five-Section Aerials

Dublin, OH  

**For Immediate Release**

Date: July 22, 2014

RE:  Sutphen Voluntarily Removing 5-Section Aerial Devices From Service

Sutphen Corporation has announced that the Company is instructing customers to remove all SPH 100, SP 110, SPI 112, and SAI 110 Aerial devices from service, until further notice, effective immediately.  

The Company states that customers are instructed to use the affected apparatus in the capacity of an engine or support vehicle only.  The Company will stay in close contact with its customers to report details and when the units may be place back in service.

“At this time, our priority is the safety of our firefighters,” says Drew Sutphen, President of the Company.  “In light of the recent incidents, we recognize there is an immediate need to take precautionary action.  I would rather take every precaution necessary than to put firefighters at risk.”

The Company states that it will be contacting customers with the affected units personally to inform them of the events that have occurred and the steps that are being taken to get the units back in to service in a timely manner.

“We feel the need to personally assure our customers that we are working to investigate and correct the situation,” Drew continues.  

Sutphen Corporation is an Ohio based privately held, family owned business that manufactures custom built emergency response vehicles.  The company's headquarters are located in suburban Dublin, Ohio northwest of Columbus.  

For more information contact the sales office.