CSI Company History

CSI’s story began in 1985 when a local fire department contracted with CSI Industrial Systems to refurbish a fire apparatus. The project was a big success and word spread quickly.  Request for similar work poured in and the company was born!pumper trucks, specialty emergency vehicles, wild land's, tanker trucks all built by CSI Emergency Apparatus

As the demand for specialized emergency vehicles grew, CSI created the CSI Fire Truck Division in 1989. For the next 10 years, CSI Industrial Systems shared its facilities and equipment with the new division. With the continued growth of both companies, space was at a premium, and the need for expansion became apparent. In 1995, CSI Fire Truck Division moved to its own facility in the Grayling Industrial Park.  With the companies move into its own new facility, the company changed its name to CSI Emergency Apparatus.

In 2002 CSI Industrial Systems sold CSI Emergency Apparatus as an asset management buyout to key management within the company.  The managers had been running the company since 1989 and brought with them over 60 years of combined experience in truck building, manufacturing as well as more than 30 years of firefighting experience.

Today, CSI Emergency Apparatus continues to provide the Midwest with the outstanding customer service, reliability, and quality vehicles our customers have come to expect. Today, tomorrow, and always, you can depend on CSI Emergency Apparatus to provide vehicles and service to protect your emergency responders and your community.

To learn more about CSI’s rich history, tradition of service, and professional expertise, contact us.