|Braun Ambulances at the Texas EMS Conference||
One of the largest dealerships in our network is Lone Star Emergency Vehicles. Located in Midlothian, Texas, the dealership looks forward to their participation in the annual Texas EMS Conference. This year, the event is being held November 24th through 27th at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services, it is an exciting event.
“The Texas EMS Conference is the largest state conference in the country. For Lone Star Emergency Vehicles it is our Super Bowl, where we are able show the latest innovations in safety and design. It also affords us a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, and gain new opportunities.” Say Tim Hutchens, President of Lone Star.
At the show, you can catch up with representatives from Lone Star in booth numbers V-31, V-36, V-43, V-48, and V-50. The following individuals from the dealership will be in attendance:
Also attending will be Brad Johnson, Regional Sales Manager from Braun Industries.
There will be two Braun ambulances on display. The first is a 2013 Braun Super Chief ambulance on an International Durastar 4300 chassis. The unit belongs to the Frisco Fire Department. This model features a safety focused interior design including forward facings seats. It also has multiple refrigeration systems for IVs and drugs.
The second Braun ambulance available for viewing is a 2013 Braun Type I Liberty on a Dodge RAM D-4500 chassis. Part of the McKinney Fire/EMS fleet, this unit is one of many that the department replaced when converting from a competing ambulance brand. Inside, patients and crew are kept comfortable with the FT-454 Hoseline Super Air Conditioning System, while supplies are protected from the elements. The outside features an eye-catching paint job and custom graphics.
When you stop by the booth to see the models mentioned above, don’t forget to enter to win a Home Depot gift card! Representatives from Lone Star look forward to seeing you!
|Braun Ambulances Hosts 2013 Annual Sales Meeting||
As a manufacturer, our dealer network is critical to our success in the EMS industry. With their help, we are able to reach customers around the country and deliver Braun ambulances to locations big and small. Each year, we gather them together for our Annual Sales Meeting to energize them about the brand, introduce new products, and catch up with some good old fashioned networking. This year, it was held October 1st and 2nd, at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, IN.
In attendance were over 50 dealer principles and sales representatives from our dealer network. This year, the highlights included a “State of the Company” address presented by Braun’s President, Kim Braun. She discussed who we are as a company and where we’re going. Attendees also enjoyed our question and answer session, which allowed dealers to discuss our products and processes with 3 customers. We were also excited to unveil our newest model – The Responder, along with other product updates.
Of course, the most fun we had took place at our Vendor Reception and Awards Presentation. Held on Tuesday evening, 85 guests joined us for a night of networking, delicious food, and much deserved recognition of our dealer standouts. Below is a list of this year’s award winners:
Sales Performance Awards
President’s Club Inductees
Dealer of the Year
Thank you to all of our dealers who attended the meeting. Your commitment to the Braun brand is what helps make our company great. We look forward to seeing what all of your accomplish this upcoming year!
|New Dealer for Eastern & Central Pennsylvania||
Here at Braun, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Glick Fire Equipment. The newest dealership to join our network, Glick Fire Equipment will represent us in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. The dealership will also serve as a Braun Authorized Service Center, offering a wide variety of service options to keep your emergency vehicles up and running their best.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Glick Fire Equipment is an established fire & EMS product and service provider in Pennsylvania. The company was initially formed as a fire apparatus dealership in 1987 by David and Sue Glick. A volunteer from a young age, Dave built a solid following of customers with his first-hand-experience, industry knowledge, and dedication to customer service. Over the years, the business steadily grew, adding new vehicle lines and enhancing their service offerings. When the couple decided to retire in 2007, they passed the business on to their three children, Jodi, Amy, and Doug. Now under the second generation of family ownership, the Glick’s continue their commitment to providing first-class products and services to fire and EMS service providers throughout the state.
When it comes to adding Braun ambulances to their already impressive lineup, Co-Owner, Amy Sweitzer, has the following to say:
“We are excited to partner with Braun to represent another quality ambulance line to the EMS regions in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. As a third generation family-owned and operated business, everyone at the Braun facility has been professional and welcoming – it is evident they realize the importance of producing a safe and reliable ambulance. Their vision of manufacturing trucks that are “Built for Life” is consistent with our vision of representing the highest quality products. We look forward to a long-standing relationship with Braun.”
“We at Braun are extremely excited to have Glick Fire Equipment as part of our dealer network family. They are a second generation family-owned business, so there are many similarities between our organizations. They focus on providing “to your door” service that is second to none in the industry, as well as providing superior solutions to their customers through their professional sales efforts. The Eastern Pennsylvania territory will be extremely happy with the level of customer service that Glick Fire brings to the table. Their core values as an organization match ours and we truly look forward to a long standing relationship with the entire Glick organization,” says Chad Brown, VP of Sales & Marketing.
Glick Fire Equipment sales representative Chris Woolfolk will be focused on selling Braun ambulances for the dealership. Chris has 18 years of experience in the EMS industry, 5 as an EMT, and the last 13 as a paramedic. Chris has worked in a Braun ambulance himself and is excited about the opportunity to represent the brand; the quiet ride, SolidBody™ Construction, and dependability of a Braun are all important features his customers are looking for. In addition, Chris feels his customers will appreciate working with two family-owned and operated businesses to design, build, and deliver their new emergency vehicle. Chris can be reached directly by phone at (717) 380-9972 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aside from new ambulance sales, Glick Fire Equipment is a local leader in emergency vehicle service. Their impressive Eastern PA facility located in Bird-in-Hand includes nine service bays, a fabrication area, and one of the largest in-stock parts inventory selections in the state. The dealership offers nine strategically-located road technicians to reduce travel and down time of apparatus and 24/7 emergency service. They staff factory trained technicians and have established preventative maintenance programs to maintain the health of your emergency vehicles long term. Glick Fire Equipment is a fully capable, one-stop-shop for all of your service needs and we are proud to have them as a Braun Authorized Service Center.
If you are interested in learning more about Glick Fire Equipment, please visit their website at www.GlickFire.com. You can also connect with the dealership on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/GlickFireEquipment.