If young firefighters were asked to guess where in Marin County fire equipment had been manufactured long ago, they would probably say in San Rafael, possibly Novato, or somewhere along the Highway 101 corridor. The small and very affluent Town of Ross would probably not come to mind. Fire Sirens and nozzles were manufactured, sold, and installed across America by this firm for many years.
With thanks to Louis Soldavini, Chiefs Bill Lellis and Bob Marcucci, and Videographer Dan White, this week we are sharing the story of the C.A.M. Manufacturing Company of Ross.
"I am so glad I met and interviewed this Gentleman," said Bill. Louis Soldavini is 100 years old this year, and "...sharp as a tack...", said Bill. Learn more about his history and the history of C.A.M. now.
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