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Elkhart Brass is pleased to announce we are expanding our current relationship with Burton’s Fire, Inc. to a full line direct distributor for California and Nevada. Elkhart Brass will coordinate training with Burton’s on the latest technology and products Elkhart manufactures allowing them to provide the latest in training, information and applications to their customers. We believe Burton’s provides a unique perspective to the
marketplace and are excited about the possibilities they provide.

Burton’s Fire is a complete fire apparatus repair shop located in Modesto, CA and family owned. They have a strong relationship with Pierce Manufacturing and have been certified by Waterous as a Platinum Service Center. Burton’s recently increased their number of sales representatives in an attempt to better serve California and Nevada.

Elkhart Brass is pleased to welcome Burton’s Fire as a full line direct distributor as we continue to grow to better serve our customers.

About Elkhart Brass:

Elkhart Brass Mfg. Co., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high performance firefighting equipment. They have been owned and operated by the same family since they were founded in 1902. In addition to CAFS nozzles and the Intelligent CAF Selector Unibody valve controller, Elkhart Brass manufactures water cannons, firefighting nozzles, fireground appliances, foam eductors, apparatus valves and fittings, plus accessories for
many of these components.

About Burton’s Fire:

Burton’s Fire, Inc. was established in 1991 by brothers Ken and John Burton. Their
23,000 square foot facility specializes in pump rebuilding, foam system installations,
chassis changeovers, truck modifications and refurbishments.

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Press Release

Waterous Announces Burton’s Fire, Inc. as the first Platinum Service Center.
South Saint Paul, MN, August 25, 2010

Waterous, a global leader in fire suppression technology today announced the appointing of our first Platinum Service Center to Burton’s Fire, Inc. of Modesto, California.

Burton’s Fire was established in 1991 by brothers Ken and John Burton. Their 23,000 square foot facility specializes in pump rebuilding, foam system installations, chassis changeovers, truck modifications and refurbishments.

The Platinum Service Center as awarded by Waterous means that Burton’s Fire has met or exceeded all critical criteria set forth by Waterous.

  • Size of service facility
  • Employees training (Waterous Mechanic’s Seminar, EVT Certification)
  • Service capabilities (Installation of foam systems / CAFSystems)
  • Pump testing capabilities (On site and mobile)
  • Parts availability in stock
  • Proper safety program and insurance coverages

Steve Toren, Director of Sales and Marketing for Waterous, states, “I have had the pleasure of working with Burton’s for 15 plus years and am pleased to announce their appointment as the first Waterous Platinum Service Center “

John Burton, Vice-President of Burton’s Fire Inc. said, “Burton’s Fire is very pleased to become the first Platinum Service Center for Waterous. Having the opportunity over the years to work with Waterous made it an easy decision to become more of an integral part of the team at Waterous. Burton’s Fire Inc. is looking forward to our ongoing relationship in the fire service for many years to come.”

Waterous congratulates Burton’s Fire and looks forward to our future working relationship.

Burton’s Fire, Inc. can be reached via their web site at www.burtonsfire.com or by phone (209) 544-3161.

About Waterous
Revolutionizing firefighting since 1886, Waterous has been manufacturing the most reliable, performance-enhancing pumps, power take-offs, valves and hydrants the fire service industry has to offer.  Based out of South Saint Paul, Minnesota Waterous manufactures its complete product line in the USA.

Download the Press Release: .pdf