Smart Company: Fisher Snowplows

Fisher Snowplows
Dedication to quality and service has been a tradition at Fisher Engineering right from the start. They’ve been manufacturing snowplows in the coastal city of Rockland, Maine, for over six decades. And through those years, FISHER® snowplows have earned a solid reputation for performance and reliability among loyal commercial snowplowers.

Today, Fisher offers a wide range of snow and ice control equipment for the professional snowplower. From rugged straight-blades, to hard-working V-plows and a versatile expanding-moldboard model, Fisher offers high-capacity solutions for every plowing need. A full-line of tailgate and hopper spreaders completes the product offering.

For Fisher, customer feedback remains the key to developing viable products.

“Through roundtable discussions, customer visits and end-user surveys, we routinely solicit voice-of-customer input to help develop and improve our product offering,” said Andrew McArdle, Fisher Engineering product manager. “As A Better Way Community and Come Alive Outside sponsor, we expect to enhance our opportunity to network with additional top industry professionals.”

Fisher also demonstrates a commitment to the Planet through a number of ongoing initiatives.

“Our powder coat paint system emits less than one percent of the VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) allowed under our EPA license,” said Jim Tobin, Fisher Engineering value stream manager.

And although not required in the United States, Fisher is voluntarily making a sustained effort to assure RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) compliancy. This European Union law, enacted in 2003, restricts Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium and PBB/PBDE (flame retardants in plastics). Fisher is 95% RoHS compliant on metal parts and hardware and expects to be 100% in the near future. Proactively pursuing environmental responsibility policies and procedures, not only internally but also throughout their extended supply chain, should help assure continued success as a market leader.

Fisher Snowplows website