What began as a small business over 130 years ago, Sutphen has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of fire apparatus in the country.
The first fire truck was built in a garage located in Columbus, Ohio. Eventually moving to Dublin Ohio; Sutphen now has several locations, two of which are in Champaign County. Last year, Sutphen began construction on a larger facility to house both existing locations, retaining the current 120 jobs and adding 20 more. Small communities tend to appreciate small, family-owned businesses. Given that Sutphen in the oldest family-owned fire apparatus manufacturer in the country, it makes them a great fit for our community. We are grateful that Sutphen has chosen Champaign County to continue their family business.