Siddons-Martin Emergency Group Announces New Partnership with McNeilus

Siddons-Martin Emergency Group Launches Siddons-Martin Environmental Group

Houston, TX – June 10, 2024 – Siddons-Martin Emergency Group (SMEG) is proud to announce its new role as the exclusive dealer for McNeilus, a division of the Oshkosh Corporation, specializing in refuse industry solutions. This strategic partnership marks the inception of the Siddons-Martin Environmental Group, extending SMEG’s legacy of excellence in sales, parts, and service to the refuse industry. The new division will serve the territories of Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada.

With over 50 years of experience in safeguarding communities through public safety sales and services—including fire apparatus, EMS, law enforcement, ARFF, and wildland vehicles—Siddons-Martin’s expansion into refuse vehicles is a natural progression. The Siddons-Martin Environmental Group will feature three dedicated refuse-only service centers located in Hutchins, Texas; Houston, Texas; and Salt Lake City, Utah, with immediate plans for additional centers throughout the region. These centers are staffed by ASE/EVT certified technicians to meet the rigorous demands of the refuse industry.

Patrick Siddons, President of Sales at SMEG, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “The addition of McNeilus products to the SMEG family is a natural marriage. Both organizations are committed to delivering state-of-the-art products and unparalleled service to our clients.” Leon Martin Jr., President of Service, added, “McNeilus’s focus on ‘One Mission and One Purpose’—getting you the trucks, parts, and service you need—perfectly aligns with our goals at SMEG.”

Siddons-Martin Environmental Group’s commitment to providing critical parts will be supported by a robust parts distribution center, ensuring rapid part delivery to keep fleets operational and communities clean. Looking ahead, SMEG plans to expand its infrastructure with additional refuse-only service centers, reinforcing its dedication to customer support.

In the coming weeks, the Siddons-Martin Environmental Group will be formally introduced to the SMEG family of brands, bringing the total number of employees to over 800. This expansion signifies SMEG’s unwavering commitment to community service and operational excellence.

Today’s announcement further allows McNeilus to better serve new markets and strengthen relationships with customers. “As we continue to execute our North American dealer strategy, we look forward to working with the Siddons-Martin Environmental Group team,” said Lee Dreas, vice president and general manager of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing. “Siddons-Martin has decades of experience with heavy-duty equipment and a shared vision of innovation and providing an unmatched customer experience.”

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Siddons-Martin Emergency Group is the leading fire and emergency apparatus and equipment dealer serving Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Headquartered in Texas, Siddons-Martin is an employee-owned company established in 1974 and employs over 700 team members across 35 locations. In addition, Siddons-Martin operates eight subsidiary companies related to diesel, automotive and heavy-truck parts, construction and mining equipment, emergency vehicle sales, and service.