John Sztykiel, president and CEO of Spartan Motors Inc., will attend the Barrington Research Industrial Conference today (May 21) at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago and present the Spartan story to institutional investors in a series of one-on-one meetings.

The Charlotte, Mich., firm builds chassis for the RV, fire truck, ambulance, emergency-rescue and custom vehicle markets.

Spartan will also be displaying a Crimson Fire First Response All Call (FRAC) vehicle outside the hotel.  Investors, financial analysts, reporters and members of the public will be able to visit the vehicle for a complete tour of the FRAC’s features and benefits.  

The FRAC is a new concept vehicle that incorporates a broad spectrum of firefighting, emergency-rescue and command capabilities into a single, affordable vehicle.  Fire departments can select any two of the four currently available modules to create a highly maneuverable vehicle designed to meet the duty requirements of their local communities. The current module options include fire suppression, rescue, transport and command.

The company employs approximately 1,200 at facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and South Dakota.  Spartan reported sales of $844.4 million in 2008.