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Pierce Manufacturing Overview

Appleton, WI
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Pierce Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, engineers and builds a full line of pumpers, tankers, rescues, aerials, homeland security, and wildland fire trucks. Our brand is considered the best in the industry because Pierce apparatus perform like no other. Pierce ... Read more

Mission: Partner with customers to deliver superior solutions that safely and efficiently move people and materials at work, around the globe and around the clock.

Company Updates

  • We recently had some awesome visitors from Fire Dept. Coffee stop by our Appleton, WI facility. Thanks for starting out our team members' day with a great cup of coffee!

    The Heroes Behind the Heroes: Fire Dept. Coffee Takes Over Pierce Manufacturing

    It was 3:30 a.m., and they were smiling. Really smiling. That's when the workday begins for the first shift of men and women filing into the factory at Pierce Manufacturing. These are hardworking folks who love their job.

  • Yesterday, Pierce hosted a summer picnic for all team members and their families at the Fox Cities Stadium. Attendees were treated to delicious food and had the opportunity to participate in a home run derby, children's activities, and more!

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Pierce Manufacturing – Why Work For Us?

In a firefighters line of work, performance matters. Details matter. At Pierce Manufacturing, we understand that every second on the job counts and we tailor customizations to match those requirements. We manufacture the entire fire apparatus, bumper to bumper. As a single source manufacturer, there’s a reason you’ll find more than 27,000 Pierce trucks on the road today. Every decision—every single engineered detail— is designed with precision and performance in mind.

Call it what you will. A vocation. A calling. A mission. It's not some nine-to-five-go-home-and-forget-about-it kind of thing. Too much rides on what you do and too many things can go wrong if you're not at the top of your game. That's why firefighters leave nothing to chance. Firefighters around the world choose to go with the best. Join a family with an average of 17 year of experience, where every team member values the products we make. It doesn’t matter if you engineer it, weld it, or write software around it, everything you do here matters out there.

Join a team that leaps into the heart of every challenge with purpose as fierce as fire itself.

Proud to Be Part of Oshkosh Corporation,

One of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies

Vital to the success of Oshkosh Corporation is our commitment to fostering an ethical culture. While we respect the diversity of cultures between each of our business segments, our core values bind us together as One Oshkosh. The values of Honesty, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Citizenship are central to our ethical decision-making framework.

The Oshkosh brand and reputation have been unmatched for the past 100 years, and it is our commitment to doing things the right way, The Oshkosh Way, that will be a key ingredient to delivering superior performance for the next hundred years. This includes attracting and retaining exceptional employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers and dealers around the globe.

This is our third consecutive year that we have been listed as a World’s Most Ethical Company. Oshkosh is one of only 124 companies, representing 52 industry sectors in 19 countries on five continents named to this prestigious list. We were the only company selected in the “Trucks and Other Vehicles” category, underscoring our commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices. This achievement is only possible with a commitment to sustainability, connecting with our communities and strong ethical culture and team members who believe in doing the right thing.

This is what we call The Oshkosh Way.

A significant part of the Pierce legacy has been giving back to the community and the fire industry. From our citizenship of being named the top 15 Most Generous Workplaces for United Way for the Fox Cities to our test pump water being reused for gardens in the community, we know every little action helps.

We are proud sponsors of the Fire Chief of the Year Awards, Volunteer & Combination Officers Section of the IACF (VCOS), and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

Career and Volunteer Fire Chiefs across America shoulder the daily rigors of a tough and demanding job that is too often taken for granted. We are moved by their dedication, character and service. Their commitment to performing at a higher level and inspiring their crews to do the same is a tremendous value to their communities. Pierce proudly supports this celebration of excellence, longtime dedication and leadership in the fire service by sponsoring the annual Fire Chief of the Year Award.

With many of our team members also being volunteer firefighters, Pierce sponsors the Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS). This organization delivers information, training and education to the Chief Officers who manage volunteers in the Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical services. The educational services of VCOS help promote excellence in volunteer and combination departments. We proudly support these efforts and underwrite a portion of the cost to instructors.

Pictured below team members join local firefighters and community members to participate in our fourth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb held at Lambeau Field. Since 2009, Pierce has raised or donated over $400,000 for the NFFF which provides support to the families of firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Pierce Manufacturing Reviews

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    "Growing company with strong values"

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    Current Employee - Production Associate in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Appleton, WI
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    I have been working at Pierce Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)


    Awesome products that help save lives, daily interactions with customers, and the opportunity to learn end to end Manufacturing if you want to.


    Production team members could benefit from being on company email for purposes of more efficient communication.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course on building out the People First culture. It is making a difference!

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Pierce Manufacturing Photos

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Pierce Manufacturing Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Pierce Manufacturing (Appleton, WI) in May 2017.


    The process seemed drawn out and inefficient. Way too many hoops to jump through. I felt like they were going through the motions as opposed to really interviewing with a purpose.

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Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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