John Deere Dealer Papé Machinery and AKE Safety Equipment (AKE) Join Forces

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2015 Papé Deal Marks the First Large Scale Heavy Machinery and Farm Equipment Dealer Agreement for AKE, Adding STOP-FYRE® Fire Extinguishers as Fire Protection Package

With AKE, we are confident the product answers a real need for our customers and the quality will be there to back it up, a formula that will benefit us and our customers.

Papé Machinery Speaks on New Business Relationship With AKE:
“The positive brand recognition that Papé and John Deere possess has been earned over generations and is a key to our success. That makes choosing other manufacturers to partner with even more important, their name is enhanced by the association and our reputation becomes tied to their product. With AKE, we are confident the product answers a real need for our customers and the quality will be there to back it up, a formula that will benefit us and our customers.”

AKE To Supply STOP-FYRE® Fire Extinguishers as Papé’s Fire Safety Package:
AKE has been striving to develop relationships with organizations like Papé Machinery in order to provide STOP-FYRE® fire extinguishers to owners of heavy machinery and farm equipment as they come off the lot, not after the fact or after they could have used them in the event of a fire. STOP-FYRE®, as a fire safety package, will look like this on equipment sold – An Automatic STOP-FYRE® installed in the engine compartment, a hand-held fire extinguisher mounted at ground level, and another hand-held mounted in the cab.

AKE’s Vice President of Sales – Adam Williams – Praises Papé’s Professionalism and Customer Support:
“What an exciting future for both of our organizations. Papé Machinery’s professionalism, dedication, and core values put AKE in a place of honor to be working with them. STOP-FYRE® - The World’s BEST Fire Extinguisher® - will now be able to share in their shining reputation of bringing the best products and services to the Pacific Northwest. This relationship introduces AKE and STOP-FYRE® to new, potential customers to strengthen our combined commitment to the Agricultural industry and customers’ safety.”

Deal Also Includes Sponsorship of Papé Days Customer Appreciation Event:
As part of this business deal, AKE has gotten the opportunity to co-sponsor Papé’s inaugural customer appreciation event - “Papé Days”. During this event, there will be many activities, educational clinics, and a chance to win AKE products. According to their website ( – “Papé Days is a fun event for the whole family! You can learn more about the equipment, services, and technologies that Papé offers while enjoying a variety of activities. This wholesome atmosphere brings the community together for quality training, fun, and entertainment suitable for all ages. The clinics are designed to cover advances in technology to aid in farming and accuracy on and off the field.” The event is located at Palouse Empire Fairgrounds in Colfax, Washington on June 19 & 20 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. For more information visit the site or call – 509-497-2095. Be sure to check out the Beer Garden, also sponsored by AKE!

About Papé Machinery:
At Papé, our roots reach back to 1938 when our founder acquired his first capital equipment dealership in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Today, we’re the leading supplier of heavy equipment, material handling equipment, agricultural and forestry equipment, trucks, engineered warehouse products, and expertise. Whatever your equipment needs, it’s our job to keep you moving. It’s a promise we’ve kept for four generations – and intend to keep for generations to come. (

About AKE Companies, LLC:
AKE manufactures STOP-FYRE®, The World's BEST Fire Extinguisher®, and has been in business solving people’s fire safety problems since 1989. It all started in 1989, when a 19-year-old kid with a passion for fire safety sold his first fire extinguisher. Today, that kid, firefighter Allen Kronebusch, runs AKE Safety Equipment, the only firefighter owned, operated, and endorsed fire safety and fire extinguisher manufacturer in the country. As part of the company’s mission, AKE also provides FREE fire safety tips and education via social media, content on its website, and in print material.

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Get The Full Story: Patrick Smith • Director of Marketing • AKE Safety Equipment, 32 Woodlake Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904 • 507-258-4541 • patrick(AT)

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