Trinity Apparatus Joins PL Custom Body And Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB)

March 17, 2022 – Manasquan, NJ

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. (PLCB) is pleased to announce the addition of Trinity Apparatus, of Conroe, TX, to its growing family of dealers. Trinity Apparatus will be providing sales and service of both PL Custom Emergency Vehicles and Rescue 1 in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

Buster Barsh, President of Trinity Apparatus, had the following to say about this new partnership: “We are very excited to be a part of the PLCB family! Carmen and I were very impressed with PLCBs’ quality work, awesome factory environment, innovations, and capabilities! We are confident that with our 20‐year experience in sales and service, combined with PLCBs’ over 75 years of expert manufacturing, it will be a win for Service Providers throughout our States. Thank you for this opportunity.”

Chad Newsome, National Sales Manager for PLCB, welcomes the addition of Trinity Apparatus to the PLCB family. “It is unusual for a provider to steer you to a dealer candidate, but that is how I connected with the team at Trinity Apparatus. I was fortunate to meet Buster and his wife, Carmen, as well as the rest of the team from Trinity Apparatus as a direct result of a provider’s recommendation. The Trinity Apparatus family will be a welcome addition to our PL Custom / Rescue 1 family. We look forward to making new inroads into the Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma markets as a direct result of this strategic move. All of us here in Manasquan look forward to a strong future with Trinity Apparatus.”

P.L. Custom Body and Equipment Co., Inc. has been in business since 1946 and has been owned by the Smock family since 1970. Last year marked our 75th anniversary of independent ownership and we continue into the future with a strong network of 18 independent dealers covering 27 states and the District of Columbia. PL Custom Emergency Vehicle and Rescue 1 are the manufacturing divisions of the corporation and are proud to maintain a strong reputation as a customer focused designer and manufacturer of ambulances and rescue vehicles. PLCB continues to grow at a consistent pace, happy to be able to add partners who share our long‐term vision for high quality products, outstanding customer service, and smart and sustainable growth. We are small by design, family‐owned, and rich in heritage and tradition.


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