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General Dynamics Buyout of Blizzard

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by salopez, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I am trying to find out some info on this. I am wondering what it is going to do to my next purchase, if in fact it is true. Anyone know more then the general public?
  2. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Doesn't General Dynamics own Fisher????
  3. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    Are you sure you do not mean Douglas Dynamics, which owns Fisher and Western??? General Dynamics is a military contractor and snow plows would not really fit into there coumpany profile...
  4. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    general dynamics makes sub and ship parts for the navy:cool:
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,433

    From what I have read, yes Douglas Dynamics bought out Blizzard Corp with no changes at this time.
  6. Killswitch

    Killswitch Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    I hear they are giving you the option of adding surface to air missles. I rather like the idea, but its just one more thing to maintain and go wrong.

  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,433

    Surface to Surface would be better. Blast all the idiots that shouldn't be out on the road out of the way.
  8. RX8_with_a_plow

    RX8_with_a_plow Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Last edited: Nov 4, 2005
  9. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Wow is all i can say:dizzy:
  10. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    yeah, it's Douglas Dynamics the Fisher/Western parent. Great addition to the family IMHO.
  11. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    LOL, thats a good one...LOL
  12. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    If the cold war was still on I could see this going somewhere, but we don't have too much use for snowplows in Iraq.
  13. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I would like to see a flame thrower for melting ice......
  14. bgjj

    bgjj Junior Member
    Messages: 22

  15. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,302

    I can see that we won't get the pricing we get now. Just put an 860 on for under $3000 out the door.
  16. glenspot

    glenspot Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    The worst part of this news is another growing business is closing and leaving Michigans UP. What a shame.

  17. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    :) I didn't read or hear that they will be leaving Michigan just yet. I think that this could be a very positive thing for all of us. Just think a little further that what's in front of your face. The future of plowing technology is blown wide open now. Boss look out!:gunsfiring: :gunsfiring:
  18. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    I'll be back on Monday from Blizzard with a little to tell all. Be patient.