100th Anniversary Open House Event

100th Anniversary Open House & Stair Climb



Open House Event

July 13, 2013

Fire Truck Parade starts at 11am

On American Drive between Prospect Ave and Shady Ln
*Parade Logistics below

Open House 12pm - 4pm

2600 American Drive, Appleton, WI

100th Anniversary Ceremony and Open House will begin immediately following the parade

Experience 100 Years of Pierce Manufacturing:

  • Fire truck parade
  • Manufacturing Tours
  • Pierce & Oshkosh product display
  • Interactive fire & safety education
  • Kids' activities & games
  • Fire truck rides
  • Pierce History Display

  Download Event Guide >>


9-11 Memorial Stair Climb

July 14, 2013

9:30Am at Lambeau Field

1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI

Honor Those who made the ultimate sacrifice:

  • Climb the equivalent of 110 stories, the height of the World Trade Center, to pay tribute to the 343 FDNY members who sacrificed it all
  • Each climber participates in honor of a specific fallen firefighter and their family - denoted by the firefighters name, rank, and photo worn by the participant
  • A bell is rung at the equivalent of the 78th floor to signify the collapse in the World Trade Center
  • Not a race; all abilities are welcome
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian
  • All proceeds go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation



American Drive is closing at ~10:40am for the Parade

Parade logistics:

Trucks will be staged at the Pierce IPP facility located at 3100 N McCarthy Rd, Appleton, WI at 8:00 a.m. Trucks will leave the facility at 10:30 a.m. to lineup along Prospect Avenue. We will have parking available for all parade trucks to be displayed on the Pierce campus.

Download Parking/Parade Map >>

 Open House Parking Map

Map and Driving Directions

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Hotel Information

Receive discounted rates when you stay at one of these local hotels by mentioning the Pierce rate for the 100th Anniversary Open House events.

Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
333 W College Ave
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 733-8000


GrandStay Hotel & Suites Appleton, WI
300 N. Mall Drive
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 993-1200

Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel
1000 Cameron Way
Neenah, WI 54956
(800) 514-5206


Comfort Suites
3809 W Wisconsin Ave
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 730-3800

Appleton Residence Inn
310 Metro Drive
Appleton, WI 54913
(920) 954-0570



If you have any questions about the 100th Anniversary Open House Event please contact marketing@piercemfg.com.