Marion, Wis. – Marion Body Works, The first manufacturer of all aluminum fire & emergency apparatus, proudly welcomes Southeastern Specialty Vehicles to their nationwide dealer network. Southeastern Specialty Vehicles, headquartered at 911 Martin Creek Road in Henderson, NC, will oversee sales and service of Marion apparatus in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Since Donald Pleasants founded the company in 1996, Southeastern Specialty Vehicles has remained family owned while continuing to provide quality service to emergency care providers. Their mission is to help local and global customers meet their needs by translating their knowledge and experience into quality emergency medical, rescue and specialty vehicles. The partnership with Marion Body Works will allow them to do exactly that with the addition of Marion’s custom pumpers, rescues, tankers, and aerials.
“The ability to expand our offerings with a trusted partner such as Marion Body Works is the best-case scenario for our growing company.” Said Nikki Pleasants-Mullen, CEO and president of Southeastern Specialty Vehicles. “We are eager to walk alongside Marion as we both enter the next generation of family ownership and remain proudly family operated.”
“Donald, Nikki, and their team have a dedication to their craft and, in alignment with Marion values, continue to maintain their commitment to always keep the customer first.” Said Cal Kanowitz, director of sales and marketing at Marion Body Works. “Bringing Southeastern Specialty Vehicles into the fold ensures that even the mountains of the Carolinas and beyond will be well protected by fire departments with Marion apparatus in their bays.”
Pictured L to R: Cal Kanowitz, Donald Pleasants, Robert Daugherty, Jim Dunn, Dennis Tingen, Trey Daughtridge, Rob Rosenau