Ascension Chamber holds monthly luncheon

Charlotte Guedry
Pictured are Ascension Chamber of Commerce 2012 Chairman of the Board Czarina Walker, Chris Ferrara, Ascension Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Sherrie Despino, and Chief Operating Officer at InfiniEDGE Software Natalie Noel. InfiniEDGE was the luncheon sponsor.

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce recently held their monthly luncheon meeting with the business community.

The event, sponsored by InfiniEdge Software, saw Chris Ferrara wtake the role of guest speaker.From

Ferrara is the founder and President/CEO of Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. He founded the company in 1982, selling fire equipment and doing major service work on fire apparatus.

The company launched its own line of new, custom fire apparatus in 1988 in a facility on Mammoth Drive in Baton Rouge.  Rapidly expanding sales allowed the company to build a new manufacturing facility in Holden, Louisiana in 1994.  Today, the 300,000 square foot factory is headquarters to one of the largest custom fire truck builders in the United States, with nearly 5,000 trucks built.