Niedner Overview:

Niedner traces its origin back to 1895 when Charles Henry Niedner immigrated to North America and began manufacturing linen fire hose in Malden, Massachusetts.

In the first half of this century, linen fire hose represented a significant portion of the requirements in forestry and interior fire protection. The Malden plant expanded in size, and business increased to the point where a second manufacturing facility was built in Coaticook, Quebec in 1914. This plant was added to in several stages and finally retired in 1992. During that same year Niedner invested $3,300,000 and built a new manufacturing center.

This state of the art facility consists of in excess of 80,000 square feet (7,400 square meters) exclusively devoted to the research, development and manufacturing of rigid and lay flat liquid distribution hoses, destined for both domestic and export production.

The commitment of Tyco Fire and Security Services will ensure the continued growth and dedication to our present and future customer needs. The total of these changes permits Niedner to offer a wide range of products in both traditional woven-jacketed, rubber-lined fire hose and lightweight, polyurethane lined hose that Niedner pioneered in North America. These lightweight products have now been manufactured for over twenty years and represent a major portion of Niedner's production. Features such as weight reduction by one half, reduced storage space by one third, flexibility at extremely low temperatures and an increased strength-to-weight ration have allowed Niedner to become a major supplier to the forestry, municipal, industrial, interior protection, government and snowmaking markets.

An ongoing commitment to the development of new products and manufacturing methods guarantees Niedner will be recognized for years to come as a world leader in the hose industry.

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Manford Jerome Award For Tom Troutner

New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC) posthumously honored Tom Troutner of Niedner with its 2004 Manford Jerome Award for exemplary corporate leadership and unwavering support of NYSAFC programs to benefit New York's emergency services personnel. The award was presented to Troutner's son, Troy, who was accompanied by Niedner representatives Doug Orms and Clif McDaniel at the NYSAFC 98th Annual Conference banquet on June 12, 2004, in Liverpool, N.Y. The Manford Jerome Award was established by NYSAFC in 2003 to recognize an individual and corporation for their continuous dedicated support of this association's many endeavors to serve the fire, EMS, and rescue personnel of the Empire State. It was named in honor of longtime NYSAFC advocate Manford "Manny" Jerome of Jerome Fire Equipment in central New York. Jerome was on hand for the banquet to present the award to the son and colleagues of Troutner, who passed away earlier this year. Troutner, Director of Sales and Marketing for Niedner, was a member of NYSAFC's Fire Industry, Rescue, & EMS Expo Task Force for a number of years. In this capacity, he served as a liaison between the association and exhibitors that participate in the NYSAFC annual conference and exposition and worked throughout the year with the association staff and committees to enhance the expo for both corporate participants and attendees. Troutner was also a staunch supporter of NYSAFC's hands-on training programs, working with Niedner to ensure that the association was able to secure the tools and equipment needed to deliver high caliber fireground operations training to New York's emergency responders. "Tom Troutner was truly a champion of the New York State Chiefs, always there to lend support to our programs and encouraging others to assist us in our efforts, because he was a true friend to the members of the fire service," said NYSAFC Executive Director Thomas L. LaBelle. ³We are honored to present this award to his son, Troy, and his colleagues at Niedner, and would like them to know that Tom's friends in New York will always remember his personal and professional contributions to this association and his commitment to supporting the emergency services.