Sam Carbis invented the aluminum fire ladder and launched the Alco-Lite ladder (Sam Carbis Solutions Group, LLC) brand in his garage in 1930. This developed into an industry which changed the face of the fire service forever. Today Alco-Lite Ladders (Sam Carbis Solutions Group, LLC) can be found proudly supporting firefighters around the world.
To demonstrate that support, Sam Carbis Solutions Group, LLC (Alco-Lite) annually gives $1,000.00 to the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Foundation in honor of Sam Carbis. These funds are used to provide scholarships for South Carolina volunteer firefighter recruit training.