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AEV appoints Clifton Emergency Vehicle Group as exclusive dealer for several states across the Southeast


Clifton Emergency Vehicle Group will represent AEV in much of the Southeast, in addition to their existing coverage across the Midwest.

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JEFFERSON, NC – American Emergency Vehicles (AEV®), one of the nation’s top-selling ambulance brands to commercial EMS and municipal and volunteer fire departments, announces that Clifton Emergency Vehicle Group will represent AEV in much of the Southeast, in addition to their existing coverage across the Midwest. Clifton Emergency Vehicle Group is comprised of two of AEV’s largest dealerships, American Response Vehicles (ARV) and recently acquired Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Inc. (NWEV), two highly experienced dealer organizations that have represented AEV for decades.

“Our family, along with our ARV dealerships, has proudly served the EMS community with AEV ambulances for the past 20 years. Our acquisition of Northwestern Emergency Vehicles, Inc. allows us to carry on the NWEV tradition of excellence in serving the Southeast,” said Blake Clifton, President of Clifton Emergency Vehicle Group and founder of ARV.

Clifton Emergency Vehicle Group goes to market as ARV in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Southwest Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The Northwestern Emergency Vehicle dealerships cover Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia and Washington D.C.

“Along with my son, Ned Clifton, Executive Vice President, and Brett Holdiman, Vice President of Operations, and the existing family of employees at Northwestern, we are committed to upholding the strong and successful legacy that NWEV’s co-founder Richard Hamby began over 30 years ago,” added Clifton.

The ARV and NWEV dealerships provide sales and service for the complete portfolio of AEV® Type 1, 2, 3 and Medium-Duty emergency vehicles, authorized warranty repairs, preventative maintenance, custom graphics and wrapping, with onsite and mobile service capabilities, plus remounts.

“Clifton Emergency Vehicle Group’s acquisition of Northwestern Emergency Vehicles means that EMS customers can count on a seamless transition and continuation of professional, comprehensive care,” said Randy Barr, Director of Sales, AEV.

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About AEV

AEV is one of the best-selling ambulance brands in the U.S., building nearly one quarter of the ambulances on the market today. AEV builds the industry’s broadest range of ambulances, each one made with the hands-on American craftsmanship of a highly experienced and skilled team. AEV manufactures its full line of Type I, Type II, Type III and Medium-Duty ambulances in Jefferson, NC, at a bright, pristine factory set among the Blue Ridge Mountains. AEV’s rigorous, LEAN manufacturing processes and engineering innovation achieve superior quality and value, while meeting the unique specifications of emergency departments around the country. Its nationwide network of dealers provides service and support to customers before and long after the sale. AEV is The American-Crafted Experience®. To learn more, visit

AEV is a brand of Halcore Group, Inc, which is a subsidiary of REV Group, a global leader in emergency vehicles and specialty vehicle brands.

About REV Group, Inc.

REV Group companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG.