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What ? Western And Fisher Are Sister Companies

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by westernwelder, Aug 18, 2001.

  1. westernwelder

    westernwelder Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    FOR THOSE THAT MAY NOT KNOW THIS ALREADY,
    WESTERN AND FISHER ARE SISTER COMPANIES.
    WESTERN AND FISHER SHARE AND DEVELOPE PLOW IDEALS.
     
  2. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    It is fairly common knowledge that they are owned by the same parent organization.
     
  3. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Also... (helpful hint) lose the CAPS. It's considered "shouting" on the forum when you use caps.
     
  4. Taconic

    Taconic PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 180

    You would be surprised who is related to who in the snow equipment business.Ever wonder where Blizzard plows came from?
     
  5. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Not really sure where Blizzard Plows came from but I am guessing Meyer or Boss.

    I have know for a long time that fisher and western are owned by the same company. However I still feel that the fisher is a much better built plow.

    Geoff
     
  6. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Western, Diamond, Meyers and Fisher are all
    owned by Douglas Dynamics........................
     
  7. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    While it is true that Fisher and Western are owned by the douglas Dynamics, Meyer and Diamond are owned by a different company. This is evident by the fact that while Fisher and western are SIMA member s and meyer and diamond are not. I am thinking like Loomis or the like for meyers parent company but not sure.
    Blizzard plows are somehow related to boss, but not owned by boss. Its like the kids of the boss founder came up with the idea for the blizzard.
    Dino
     
  8. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Dino is exactly on the mark.

    Douglas Dynamics does not own Meyers or Diamond.
    Meyers and Diamond are owned by the same parent company.
    Blizzard's inventor is the son of the fellow that came up with the Boss plow - although he does have a partner.
    And, Dino is also right that Meyers and Diamond are not SIMA members - however Douglas Dynamics is a tremendous advocate of SIMA and our ideals (as are alot of other manufacturers - I'd name them all but I'd leave someone out and don't want to irritate anyone inadvertently).
     
  9. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    CORRECTION

    After surfing around all day. Here is the scoop
    Meyers and Diamond and Swenson are a part
    of the louis berkman corp and wholly owned
    by AK steel holdings.
    Fisher and Western aka Douglas Dynamics LLc
    Are wholly owned by AK Steel holdings also.
    Check out the western web home site.
    Its right there.................
    Did you know berkman corp. also owns
    Permatex gasket sealers and a bunch of
    related companies ?????????
    AK steel sells 52 % of their rolled steel to ALL
    the major auto mfrs ???? WOW..................Geo
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2001
  10. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    LINKS

    www.aksteel.com
    www.westernplows.com
    www.meyerproducts.com
    The l. berkman site is on the fritz today.....

    Thats funny that 2 of them are SIMA members
    and 2 are not..............wonder why ?

    I knew my guy at the plow shop
    was NOT pulling my leg !!!!!!!!
    ...........................Geo
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2001