Why First Responders Can Count on Vertically Integrated American Manufacturers

At Whelen we know that vertical integration is the key to endurance in an unpredictable market. Being both the designer and manufacturer and not just the assembler allows us to pivot internal processes when faced with challenges like the supply chain issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping our manufacturing processes in America and in-house as much as possible guarantees efficiency in production, cuts down on delays, and ensures product pipelines remain stable. Jim Stopa, retired engineer, discusses how vertical integration capabilities set manufacturers like Whelen up for success in our most recent Controlling the Scene column in Fire Apparatus magazine. Click the image below to read the full article at FireApparatus.com.