LaVergne Mayor Dennis Waldron helped to introduce a new fire truck. The new truck is a reserve pump fire truck.
The truck is at Fire Station 3 on 301 Bill Stewart Blvd. The truck is part of the City of La Vergne Fire Departments Back-Up Sutphen Rescue Pumper. It will be available to see through Saturday at Fire Station 3.
In case you're curious, Sutphen is a brand that began in 1890 as a dream of C.H. Sutphen. His son, Harry, took an interest in the business and carried it on until his death.
Harry's two sons, Thomas and Robert, joined the business after World War II. They gained experience and job responsibility over the years, with Robert becoming Chairman of the Board and Thomas, President of the Company.
Sutphen is in its 125th year of operation; making it the oldest continuously owned and operated fire apparatus manufacturers in the country. Never reorganized, owned and operated by anyone other than a Sutphen, family atmosphere is apparent.