Experts say that when doing your due diligence in purchasing apparatus, one of the factors that you want to consider is, will the manufacturer be there in 10-15 years to support the product. Will the sales organization you are purchasing through (possibly the real reason you are even considering that brand) still be representing that manufacturer in 5 years? How about in 10? We’ve seen some major shifting of manufacturers and sales organizations over the last 5-10 years. What you want is stability. Check out this piece on the stability of Pierce Manufacturing and Fire & Safety Services and how that can help your organization.