W.J. Thiele & Sons, Cambria Co.,PA.


Assistant Chief
Thiele advertised heavily during the 1950's, however all their efforts resulted in a handful of rigs being built during the decade. The company would stay in business until 2009, building dump truck, refuse, and cargo bodies, only doing an occasional emergency vehicle.
The posted photos are the only 3 showing emergency vehicles that survive from a factory photo collection that was saved from auction by a truck enthusiast in 2010.
There were 2 plants, the original 1901-vintage location in Johnstown, and a much larger shop in Windber.