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As expert fire truck manufacturers, Sutphen doesn’t believe you should be forced to sacrifice quality and durability for lower cost. That’s why when you purchase any Sutphen custom fire apparatus you get the highest quality heavy-duty custom truck available, no matter what. From its limited option program trucks, to its most complex Industrial Aerials, and everything in between, Sutphen is heavy-duty all the time.

About Sutphen

Sutphen began in 1890 as a dream of C.H. Sutphen. His son, Harry, took an interest in the business and carried it on until his death.

Harry’s two sons, Thomas and Robert, joined the business after World War II. They gained experience and job responsibility over the years, with Robert becoming Chairman of the Board and Thomas, President of the Company.

Sutphen is in its 130th year of operation; making it the oldest continuously owned and operated fire apparatus manufacturers in the country. Never reorganized, owned or operated by anyone other than a Sutphen, family atmosphere is apparent.

Evolution of the Factory

Today, Sutphen is comprised of five factories. The main office of Sutphen Corporation is located in Dublin, OH. The SP 95, SP 100, SP 110, and SPH 100 Aerial Platforms are manufactured at this plant, as well as Custom Extruded Aluminum Pumpers.

Located six miles south of the main plant, is the home of Sutphen Hilliard. This plant manufactures the SP 70 Aerial Platform, SA 75, SL 75, and SL 100 Aerial Ladders. The bodies of these units are constructed of stainless steel. Customers who specify stainless steel pumpers will also have their apparatus built at Sutphen Hilliard.

45 miles west of the main office, is Sutphen Springfield. This is the start of the Sutphen line. Sutphen Custom Chassis are assembled here using name brand components. Everything from the frame rails to the drivable chassis is handled here. This plant also produces the Commercial line and our Guardian pumpers.

The newest location is the Sutphen Service and Refurbishment Center located adjacent to the Chassis plant. Minor repairs to major restoration, and everything in between, is done here, including refurbishments and aerial remounts.

Previously located in Monticello, New York , the Sutphen East facility moved to Lake Ariel, PA in 2017. This facility manufacturers both aluminum and stainless steel pumpers as well as commercial pumpers and tankers. Sutphen East handles repairs and service for the local market.

Reflecting over the past 130 years shows Sutphen’s proud heritage. The company looks forward to an exciting future of continued growth and change within the fire service.