AVP Completes Custom Installation for Pierce Manufacturing

Published Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sarasota, FL – Audio Video Partners (AVP) recently completed the installation of a custom audiovisual system for the Pierce Manufacturing facility located in Bradenton, Florida.

Pierce Manufacturing builds fire engines for clients all over the world, and when the finished product is ready to go, they make a formal presentation in the Customer Acceptance Warehouse. When it was time for an upgrade, they contacted AVP to design a custom AV system to meet the needs of the expansive warehouse space.

“This was a challenging project due to the high ceilings in their production facility,” says Tony Liga, Commercial Project Manager for AVP. “But our installation team is used to working in difficult environments.”

“With our old AV system we had to rent the projector and the speakers each time, we had a manual screen at the far end of the building, and the sound system never filled the room,” says Ted Schellinger, the Principal Technical Analyst for Pierce Manufacturing. “Now we can accommodate several hundred attendees at one time, and they can all see and hear the presentation without any problems.”

The design called for a unique V-Shaped screen configuration designed to accommodate presentations for large crowds in the Customer Acceptance Warehouse, AVP worked with the client to custom fabricate the diamond-plated ceiling mounts.


The custom mounts we’re so well-received, the team collaborated on a similar diamond-plated ceiling tile for the projector that AVP installed in the training room.

About Pierce Manufacturing

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, including custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. Pierce markets its products through the industry’s largest and most comprehensive dealer and service network. The company enjoys a nationwide web of dealerships with over 600 certified and factory trained Service Brigade technicians and over 50 service centers. Visit to learn more about Pierce.

About Audio Video Partners (AVP)

AVP specializes in the design and installation of low-voltage wiring, security cameras, access control, and complete audiovisual solutions for commercial environments. Extensive pre-design consultation, detailed system proposals, professional installation, and client system orientation assures the highest level of customer satisfaction. For more information about AVP, please visit or call 941.932.8157.